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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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Friday, October 29, 2010
Now that Milltown Dam is removed and the reservoir gone, maybe we can get the pike numbers down. The reservoir was a major rearing area for pike because it was good habitat for young pike. It had warmer, slow water and lots of smaller trout that young pike could eat.
Pike eat a lot of juvenile trout so we don't mind harvesting these voracious fish.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
|Bob and the trout he caught on his bamboo rod|
Bob and Peggy live in the Bitterroot south of Hamilton. They love to fish, love the outdoors and are avid Bitterroot Trout Unlimited supporters and members. We are proud of their service to one of our favorite organizations.
They fished with Jack on a nice fall day in late October. Bob used his bamboo rod and both of them caught some nice trout.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
|Dennis with his steelhead on the Salmon River|
You can bet they will be doing more steelhead fishing soon.
To read more about steelhead fishing on the Salmon River (license information included) see Fly fishing for steelhead on the Salmon River in Idaho by Merle Ann Loman.
Follow-up note: I just found out you can buy your license at Bob Wards in Hamilton. Nice!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
|Betty and the pronghorn doe shot this year on opening day|
Betty is like me, she does it all. She doesn't stop after shooting, she retrieves her game and takes care of the meat.
|Betty and the buck she shot a few years ago|
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
|Large mouth bass from the middle Bitterroot River|
Update!!! Above is only part of the story. When I asked Jack more about how he caught this bass, the whole story came together. They WERE fishing the trico hatch until it was done. When the day got warmer and sunnier, they switched to the 9 wt rod and pike flies. They were fishing for pike in a slow section near a backwater and they caught this bass there. So that is the rest of the story. My apologies for not getting all the info in the first place. (Merle)
Monday, October 11, 2010
|Marshall with his pike from the Bitterroot.|
Photo courtesy of Marshall Bloom.
See all of Marshall's photos of pike and the Bitterroot River below.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
|Photo courtesy of Paul|
See all of Paul's photos below.