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Jack C. Mauer has more than a thirty year investment in fishing, floating and wading the waters of western Montana. He is intimately acquainted with the surrounding fisheries and their corresponding ecologies. It is his passion and enthusiasm for the art of fly fishing, a respect and knowledge of trout habitat, and the ability to expertly instruct the technical aspects of fly fishing that clients appreciate as they return to western Montana and Wapiti Waters. Contact Jack at 800-254-5311.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bitterroot River near flood stage at Victor Crossing, click here to see Wapiti Waters index to USGS information about streamflows

May 2008. Our high water event is here! Click on the photo to enlarge it. If you look closely you will see a moose on the bank. This was taken May 14 near Hamilton, MT on the Bitterroot.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jack Mauer on the Missouri with a Brown Trout

Dixon Benz sent this photo of Jack with a 19 inch brown caught on a tiny blue-winged olive. What a great day on the Missouri River.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Dixon W. Benz II on the Missouri River with Jack

Click on Wapiti Waters Photo Gallery, Dixon W. Benz, II to see all photos from this trip. They are posted on the Wapiti Waters Google Photo Album.

Posted by Merle Ann Loman: The evening of May 8 and all day May 9 Jack fished with Dixon W. Benz, II on the Missouri River. Once again, they stayed at the Prewett Creek Inn, By the looks on Dixon's face, I am pretty sure he had a great time. I know Jack did.
This is a really nice brown trout caught by Dixon. There were a lot of fish caught these two days by Dixon and Jack from the drift boat and by wading.

To the right is another photo of Dixon. He is wade fishing near Jack's drift boat. You can click on the photos for a larger view.

This last photo is of a brown trout caught by Jack on a number 14 Blue Winged Olive (BWO) pattern. If you compare it to the seat box, you will notice it is quite large. I am told it was 23 inches plus. This beautiful fish was released right after the quick photo-op.
After fishing with Dixon, Jack spent a day exploring more of the MO (Missouri River), stayed the night in Butte and the following day traveled to the Big Hole River to fish with David Baltimore and Marshall Bloom. The weather on the Big Hole was chilly and the water big, but they had a good day. More to come on the Big Hole River soon. The water level is dropping and he is planning on more trips there this week.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Our friend Jim Wellendorf spring fishing in Pennsylvania

Jim started out as a client many years ago. He became a cherished friend who stays in touch. Thank you, Jim. Your friendship enriches our lives. Due to life's circumstances, he hasn't been able to come out west for many years. We miss him but enjoy his frequent emails and photos.
Message from Jim:
Picture from Tuesday afternoon. Big Pine Creek is beautiful. Wide, swift and clear. Difficult to wade. Fishing was tough. Windy and no hatches. I caught the trout in the picture after my 1000th cast. I caught it on a March Brown dry fly , six 16. Nice fish.

Jim and his wife Nancy live with their six year old dog, Tres. She is a beauty!

Argentina News contributed by Alan Pilkington

Free ranging red deer stag, shot during the 'roar' (like elk bugling), weight 250 kilos (approx. 550 lb.), single shot at 175 yards with .280 Remington, shot in Patagonia in Andes foothills.

Thanks, all the best,
Alan Pilkington, 04.2008
WW Note: Alan is a client and friend we enjoy staying in touch with. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Colorado and is an author. His most recent book is Four of Diamonds and I can personally recommend it. I loved it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Dylan McDowell and his Dad, Will

Posted by Merle. In March, Will McDowell and his son Dylan fished with Jack Mauer, Wapiti Waters. I don't think Dylan had fished from a boat before. We don't have photos of the day, but Dylan sent this great postcard as a thank you. It reads:

Jack - I wanted to thank you for the fishing trip. It was a ton of fun & me and my dad learned alot. I won't soon forget that beautiful rainbow I caught. I hope you have a good spring and a good fishing season. Thanks a lot, Dylan

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Joe Graziano on the Bitterroot

Joe Graziano on the Bitterroot River in April.
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Barry Brown and friend Ray and Prewett Creek Inn on the Missouri River, Cascade, MT

Barry Brown
Barry Brown and his friend Ray (red shirt) with two nice fish! Jack and Josh really enjoyed fishing with this group.Ray Click this link to see a map of the Missouri River courtesy of Prewett Creek Inn. Jack enjoyed the Inn and the proprietors.
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Josh Lauer on the Missouri River with Jack

Josh and Jack fished with Barry Brown and friends on the Missouri River May 2 and 3.
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