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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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Monday, October 11, 2010

Fly Fishing - trico-pico day on the Bitterroot with Marshall

Marshall with his pike from the Bitterroot.
Photo courtesy of Marshall Bloom.
All photos are courtesy of Marshall Bloom. They used his camera. This is a day on the lower Bitterroot. They were looking to fish tricos and to catch pike. Looks like a pretty successful and beautiful day. Thanks, Marshall, for the photos! By the way, grilled elk steak was the main course for lunch. Yum.

See all of Marshall's photos of pike and the Bitterroot River below.

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  1. Tricos as in the small BWO size 20-24 that comes out in the fall? Or are they done? Assume what you are referring to in your title but if so where you catching trout too? Those pike are nice eaters. I'd keep every last one in the B-Root, they can really out compete trout from what I hear...

  2. Yes, the small BWO's are still here. We are finally getting below freezing tonight. We will see what changes that brings. Marshall ate the pike! We definitely are fishing to get different thrill by catching a big pike, but also to remove them from the river. They eat trout like crazy! We don't want that.

  3. Pike are very much a threat. Fun to catch, but boy they like to eat trout!

    The Average Joe Fisherman

  4. You are right on both counts, Ryan! We agree.


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