Winter can be a great time to fish in Montana for a variety of reasons. You might be on a ski vacation and your legs just can't take another day on the slopes or you need to clear your mind from the day to day grind and a experience on a un-crowded river sounds inviting. Or, the weather is going to be so incredible that if you don't fish after sitting cooped up all winter that someone may have your pulse checked out by your doctor. Wintertime in Montana can offer some great fly fishing opportunities.
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With winter upon us here in Montana, we may not be on the river everyday but we still fish when the conditions allow. As I have gotten older I choose more wisely the days I chase after trout. The thermometer has to be at least around 30 degrees for one. Fishing during the winter can be rewarding on many different levels. As fly fishing is a popular sport during the summer here in Montana, you may find yourself the only person on the river. Standing in the river surrounded by snow covered mountains is not only very peaceful but relaxing as well.
An overview of the many rivers Trout Wranglers offer guiding trips for. From the Missouri to the Gallatin, from the Madison to the Yellowstone and many rivers in-between. Montana is a fascinating area, with so many sights and sounds. If you're able to spend a few days on the river, we'll look to hit some new water so you can experience great fishing and beautiful Montana country.
A massive mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area July 20, 2014, was described as a insect infestation of "biblical proportions" so intense that it made driving in the region difficult and even dangerous. Poor visibility and slippery roads (due to mayflies) were blamed for a three-vehicle accident on the Hwy. 63 bridge linking Red Wing and Hager City, Wisconsin, that left one person hospitalized.