Final trade show, Missouri River fish per mile and much more

The Pleasanton Show
Guide Doug Casey and I had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new friends last week in Pleasanton, California at The Fly Fishing Show. Thank you all for stopping by our booth and attending my presentation! We hope to see you in Montana this summer.
Current Missouri River Fish Count Per Mile
Below is the information I received on the Missouri River below Holter Dam, near Craig, Montana and Cascade, Montana. This is one of several sections of the Missouri River in which we offer drift boat trips. Other areas include the headwaters of the Missouri River near Toston and Townsend, Montana, where we target rainbows, browns, carp and walleye.
Jet boat trips are available up river of Craig and below Hauser Dam.
I now have data from the biologists on the Yellowstone River; stay tuned for those numbers!
Plano Event Center
2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074
Show Hours
Saturday March 10th: 9am – 6pm
Sunday March 11th: 9am – 5pm
I will be giving a presentation each day of the festival on “When & Where to Fish The Madison River”
The Madison River is fish-able year round no matter what the news or social media says about river closures, runoff conditions and wildfires. Climate change is real and we adapt to these new conditions by changing when and where we fish. Because of river closures and environmental concerns, more and more anglers worry about limitations to their fishing vacation in SW Montana. I want to reassure you and help you make the most of your fishing vacation to the Madison River by letting you know when and where to fish it.
The Madison River is a very different river from Yellowstone National Park to the headwaters of the Missouri River. I think of it as 6 different rivers in one, with three lakes thrown in. I will be discussing the best times to fish each sections based on runoff, winter conditions, river closures, some major hatches and crowds. I will also touch on the types of structure to fish as some anglers struggle to read much of the Madison River. I may mention a section of river that fishes best based on a major hatch, but I will not be going into details of hatches.
Presentation Times
  • Saturday March 10th: 2pm-2:50pm in the Fair View room
  • Sunday March 11th: 2pm-2:50pm in the Sunny Slope room
Time to renew your Montana fishing license!
If you are planning on fishing in Montana from now through February 28th 2019 you will need to renew your Montana fishing license.
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We hope to see you in Plano, Texas!

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