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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, December 27, 2013

Terry Nobles - photos, memories and best wishes

Photo album dedicated to our good friendTerrill (Terry) Nobles, Corvallis, Montana - With out any doubt, Wapiti Waters' (Jack Mauer) favorite friend, partner, client, and man on earth. This will never change, as sadly there will never be another man like Terry. Terry is 93 and 1/2 years old this December (2013) and we felt compelled to start an album dedicated to Terry. As I find pictures earlier than 2005, I will scan them and add them. Also dedicated to J Craig Nobles, Lynn Dornfeld, Tori Nobles-Stephens, and Buddy Nobles, Terry's children.

NWCC - SNOTEL Snow Water Equivalent Update Graph

Bitterroot River Basin is at 95% - good news.
NWCC - SNOTEL Snow Water Equivalent Update Graph

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On the Bitterroot River doubling up with pike and trout

Jack and Jeff again, pike and trout. Taken Oct 8.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mike and Dale on the Bitterroot in early October

Thanks for coming up to fish with Jack at the Casting for Recovery One Cast for Hope event. He had a very fun day with you two!
Nice brown Mike
Dale with a pretty Rainbow Trout

Friday, September 20, 2013

Trico hatch on the Bitterroot in September

Jack and I fished the trico hatch on the lower Bitterroot on September 11. Here are a few of my favorites and at the bottom of the post is a slideshow of the day. trout trout Female spinner Riverscape Here is a slideshow of photos tricos as we approached this "cloud."

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fly fishing the Blackfoot River in early August

Photo documentary of camping and fly fishing the Blackfoot River in early August 2013.

  • Here is the post on Facebook.

  • Here is a slideshow with all the photos.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Bitterroot River July 8

Fishing the Bitterroot River with some great friends and clients on July 8. This is the only photo that was on Jack's camera. Nice trout though!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Richard Steed on the Bitterroot July 1

Richard Steed on the Bitterroot July 1
Catching up on this summer's photos - posting as I can. Nice trout Richard.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fly Fishing the Bitterroot on June 23

Marshall Bloom sent us these photos he took while fishing with friends and Wapiti Waters on the Bitterroot River - thanks Marshall! The moose is awesome.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June fishing on the upper Bitterroot River with Billy

Jack hasn't been getting many pictures lately but here are some from Billy's trip. He was visiting from Colorado and caught some great trout, as usual.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A couple of BRTU board members spend a day fishing the Bitterroot River

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited Board members Jack Mauer and Greg Chester on the Bitterroot River April 24.

Greg is a tireless supporter of fishing conservation, education and youth in the Bitterroot Valley. Today he is on a donated float by Jack to Bitterroot Trout Unlimited. Greg bid on and got the trip, Jack was happy to oblige. This is one of the best trout they got that beautiful day.

Both Greg and Jack are hard working conservationists and you can see here that they "walk their talk."

Bitterroot River in late April

This trip was a donated trip to Whitefish Mountain Alpine Race Team. Two generous guys from Whitefish bought the trip and fished on April 24. Thanks for supporting western Montana's young ski racers and spending the day with Jack and Wapiti Waters.

Monday, April 22, 2013

A little April snow is a great thing for Montana snowpack

It is cold out there and windy, but a little snow now will help keep us fishing in the dryer summer months. We are doing the happy snow dance.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fishing the Bitterroot River with Terry in late April

Terry fished with Jack and brought his son and a few friends. They fished two days. I only ended up with one photo, so here it is.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jake Myers on the Bitterroot River in April

Jake and his Dad "Jack" - yes, there were two Jack's in the boat fished with Wapiti Waters in late April. Nice father and son day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jeff on the Bitterroot catching trout, pike and oops, a sucker

Jeff caught some really nice trout including a beautiful brown..but he hasn't sent me his trout photos. These were the only ones on Jack's here they are. Jeff just sent this photo of his buddy and the brown trout he caught that day. Here it is. And he sent this photo of Jack holding another pike. They are doing their part in getting some pike out of the Bitterroot.