Local Dining

Big Hole River 386 cfs I frequently get asked by fisherman who are not from the area where there is a good place to eat. I’ll start down river with Debbie who owns the Hitchin Post in Melrose. You would have to travel a long way to find a better …

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Trout Jerkey Success

I can finally report that my experiment with Smoked Trout Jerkey was a success. On Saturday I went float-tubing on a local lake with some friends of mine. Although fishing was slow I was able to pull an 18″ Cutthroat out of the stream that flows out of the reservoir. …

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Smoked Trout Jerky

As a catch and release fisherman, I find myself in the akward position of keeping a trout from time to time. On those rare occasions I have a rule that I will only keep the fish if I can cook it and eat it within two hours of the catch. …

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