Take Action to Preserve YOUR Public Land!

Our greatest single asset is our public land! My friend Mia Sheppard works as the Oregon representative for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, whose mission is to "guarantee you a place to hunt and fish." Mia is calling on all of us to contact the BLM and let them know ...

Eye-Tie Tool Hank!

Can’t Put it Off Any Longer

I wasn't sure if I was getting older and weaker of if the old girl wasn't rowing like she used to?  The problem was obvious the bottom of the boat had been beat to shit over a period of 18 years of abuse.  In 1994 I purchased the Green Boat ...

A Fateful Tribute

Hey Patrick, [caption id="attachment_7938" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Rene & Brooks unknowingly pay tribute to Bob Quigley. Photo Rob Parkins Westbank Anglers"][/caption] I fished the Henry’s Fork Ranch Opener, June 15, with Rene’ and Bonnie Harrop (it’s a ritual that I’ve been lucky enough to do quite a few times.  It’s kind of like ...

Idaho Great Fishing but Don’t Drink the Water

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Hopper Forecast 2012

Hoppers will be game on in 2012, but according to the USDA Hopper Hazard map it will be confined in more selected area. 2012 Hazard Map Wyoming's North Platte looks hopper worthy. Montana should see good hopper fishing on the Yellowstone, and the Big Horn area. Oregon should see good action on the ...

March Midge Madness

[caption id="attachment_6996" align="aligncenter" width="666" caption="Here they come"][/caption] Midge madness has started in South Central Idaho.  The Big Wood River and the Lower Big Lost River are really at their absolute best this time of year.  If you are not familiar with this water, the Big Wood and Big Lost Rivers are ...

Slump-Buster 2011

Winter steelhead, brown trout, big mouth bass, rainbow trout, northern pike, summer steelhead, rooster fish, dorado, sierra... Over the course of  this last year there were several flavors of "Tina" I was coaxing to "eat the ham". Throughout the year the occasional fish would climb on and play, but they ...

A Damn Expensive Steelhead Trip

[caption id="attachment_6087" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Opening morning"][/caption] I’ve lived in Missoula for 7 years and until the other day, had never fished the Clearwater. Sure, at minimum it’s a 2-hour drive over a dicey mountain pass, but I used to drive from Bend down that jeep trail to Macks Canyon several times ...

Carp Fishing for Piece of South Fork History

Proceeds of this years annual carp tournament that takes place on May 20 and 21 on the Blackfoot Reservoir will go toward getting a hip replacement for Ooley Piram.  I first met Ooley while guiding out of the South Fork Lodge for Spence Werner.  Lodge is a generous description, when ...