We are currently experiencing spectacular winter weather in the Madison Valley. Right now it is relatively warm and calm. It looks like its snowing up higher. We had a storm move through in the beginning of the week that dumped a bunch of snow up at Big Sky. Needless to say, not too many people fishing the river.
“The charm of fly fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable. It is a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”
The calendar flips to a new year and we take time reflect on the past and look to the future. For many it’s a time to resolve to make positive changes in our lives during the coming year. We commit to pursue what is "elusive, yet attainable."
November 27, 2019
Right on time for some lively Thanksgiving dinner table conversation Montana FWP has just released a scoping survey allowing everyone a chance to offer input on future Madison River recreation management plans. I encourage you to take the survey. You can find the link at the bottom of this page.
Below are screenshot images of my responses followed by some of my thoughts on each alternative. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Joe D. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently in the sweet spot between winter and runoff. A brief period otherwise sometimes locally known as “spring”. Spring rocks on the Madison and many other area rivers. It really is one of the very best times of the whole year to fly fish Montana. Hurry up and get out there!
Starting at the top, here is the Upper Madison Boat Ramp/FAS update for March 18, 2019
Last week I had the greatest time ever hosting a group of anglers, and fellow members of the #defectivegeneclub (including my dear wife Rikki) on a return trip to Tikchik Narrows Lodge in the Bristol Bay region of S.W. Alaska.
We had a great trip to say the least, but it’s difficult to convey in words just how great it was. Yes, we caught lots of fish and plenty of big ones too. But like all fishing trips, a journey to Tikchik and the Alaskan wilderness is about much more than just catching fish. It’s about the people you are with, the wild places you experience and see, the wildlife, and spectacular timeless beauty of it all. And of course… hopping around Alaska in a 1956 De Havilland Beaver float plane! This trip is truly one of life’s great adventures.