Man Eating Pheasant

Doug’s dad with a measured 25 incher. The other day Jim and his friend were heading down to the Maidenrock area when they came upon this rooster pheasant standing in the middle  of the road.  Jim’s friend got out to chase it off the road. Instead of running off it …

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Skwalla Action

Maidenrock  Rams

    It was good to see  those big full  curl rams in the Maidenrock area the other day. It has been quite awhile since we have seen them. Years ago they were plentiful and then disease hit and almost  wiped out the entire herd. Top water action with skwallas …

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Eagles????

If you zoom in on this photo you  will see two birds on top  of that highest  rock on the  ridge. This was yesterday morning right behind my house. They are Canadian geese who for the time think  they are eagles. I  heard them honking like crazy and I  finally  …

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Lets Go Fishin

Big Hole River 951 cfs—Maidenrock River dropping, temps. rising, all means it’s time to get serious about fishing. Weather conditions look to be on the cool side for awhile so bring those layers of warm clothes. High water flow on the Big Hole is still a ways off but there …

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Salmon Fly Fever

Big Hole Grayling Salmon flies are here and so are lots of fisherman. However things are going rather smoothly. No fights, no gun battles and most are having good luck catching fish. Best fishing as of now is between Silver Bridge and Melrose. Just figure you are going to have …

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Tanker crash

Almost in the river tandem tanker This accident happened early this afternoon on     the curve just west of Thompson’s corner. I found out the tanker was empty. Hard to tell how much fuel from the trucks fuel tanks leaked into the river. There might not have been any at all. …

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Open

Big Hole River 590 cfs—-Maidenrock Well I made it back here to the Big Hole safe and sound and immediately had to go to work. I spent most of the day yesterday getting the shop ready to open and it’s open today. I had not turned the sign on ten …

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Cool Waters

Big Hole River 560 cfs Maidenrock, 650 Melrose, 701 Glen Water temps. are dropping which makes for a little tougher fishing. However yesterday one of the guys we shuttled got a 22 incher on a streamer. I also heard of another upriver that was 28 inches. The brown trout are …

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Grumpy Old Men

Streamer Catch Big Hole River 400 cfs and rising, Maidenrock It was a picture perfect day when Art, Bobby and I got together for a float on the lower river. As you can see in the photo the East Pioneer Mountains look as majestic as they possibly can be. Dry …

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