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Want Fish With Shoulders? Fish The Shoulder Seasons

Spring Fishing in Missoula

  Any bird/elk/bow hunter will understand the lack of reports over the past couple of months, but the rest of our readers are probably wondering where we’ve been, and more importantly, when it’s fair to start counting the days to spring fly fishing. The answer is NOW.  But first, a quick update on our snow situation… […]

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Hoot Owl Fishing Restrictions: Everything You Need to Know

July Hoot Owl Fishing Report

What is a Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction? A Hoot owl fishing restriction is an afternoon closure instituted by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.  Fishing is closed each day at 2:00 pm and remains closed until midnight.  In Western Montana our daytime and night time temperatures can swing from 45 degrees at night to 90 degrees […]

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The Anatomy of a Missoula Fishing Season

Fishing Reports for 2015

A complete Guide to a Season of Fly Fishing in Missoula Writing Missoula Fishing Reports in 2014 was an enjoyable but challenging endeavor. Just when we’d have a new report ready to post on, say, how fishing was about to get tough due to exceedingly warm days, a three-day rain would arrive to recharge the […]

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