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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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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring fishing on the lower Bitterroot with Jack

A trout I caught. Jack is holding the fish and I am, of course,
taking the photo. Freda, our Chessie, is looking on.
After fishing clients all week, Jack was excited enough to take me fishing on Sunday. It was REALLY cold in the morning when we launched. Then it drizzled. I rowed for Jack for awhile while we hunted for pike, but the day picked up about 1:00 pm when it cleared intermittently and warmed up. Then it happened; a beautiful mayfly hatch broke loose and so did the feeding trout (and whitefish!). I had one of my best "catching" days ever, even with my very rusty casting skills.

Here are some photos from that day. There are also eagles, geese, Belted Kingfishers, and of course lots of ducks on the river now, too. The first slideshow is from Jack's camera and is uploaded to our Picasa site. The second is from my camera and is uploaded to my SmugMug site - more photos of the river and birds.

Photos from my Canon EOS7D


  1. looks like it was a great day on the water. spring is here.

  2. What great pics and a great day on the water

  3. Thanks Ivan, and thanks Dustin. It was a great day, even if it was cold for the morning, it was worth the wait.


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