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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, April 22, 2009

Fly Fishing on the Rise - of the Bitterroot River

Merle with a big brown troutJack and I float fished the Bitterroot a few days ago. We caught fish, but it was a bit "off." The water was slightly turbid and it seemed to be rising. Well, it was! It went up nearly 300 cubic feet per second (CFS) that day to become 2000 CFS in the middle-river. Today it looks like it will reach 4000 CFS. It is warm and they are expecting rain.
Jack Mauer caught this robust trout
We caught fish, mostly in the afternoon during a mayfly hatch and the birds were extremely active. I ended up taking about 500 photos of fish we caught, scenery of course, our puppy, flowers, Hooded Mergansers, Osprey, geese, mayfies and more. Consequently, I am really busy editing them and haven't done a post recently. Today I will post a few teaser photos. I will do more and a slideshow as soon as I can.

Osprey dove for a fish and is coming back out of the river

Check back soon to see if this osprey comes up with a fish!

1 comment:

  1. Nice fish! Love the fish pix! We appreciate the hours you put in taking them and editing them out here in cyberspace. Staying tuned for part two of "Osprey vs. Fish..."


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