Over the past couple months, I've been busy with school, and of course, fishing. It helps to take a break from studying when some of Montana's best water is only a half hour or so from my dorm room. Fishing in western Montana this spring was good. Abundant skwala stoneflies on the rivers around Missoula made for some very consisnent nymphing and spots of awesome dry fly fishing. When the rivers were high and muddy, my fishing buddies and I made trips over the Continental Divide to the Missouri and Beaverhead rivers for some equally great spring fishing.
Only a few weeks ago, I finished up finals and came home for a stay of about a month. So far in Minnesota and Wisconsin I've got into some good smallmouth fishing on the St. Croix River, and ran into a few active early season muskies.
Not too long from now, though, I will be headed back to western Montana to work as a fly fishing guide for the summer. My Endorsing Outfitter is Robert Gary #7970 who can be reached at 406-240-6679. This will be my first summer away from the lakes of the Midwest, trading in for the rivers of the Rockies.
Here are some pictures of my past couple of months of fishing in Montana. Enjoy summer fishing!