The Trout Shop Blog

Don't put your fly rod away quite yet.
December 20, 2011
From the Streets.....
Fishing Regulation Changes on the Mo for 2012
December 17, 2011
From the Streets.....
Starting March 1, 2012, there will be a few fishing regulation changes in the state of Montana.  You can view the changes here: Official Changes.  Here's the 2011 regulations (ebook) for your reference. On the Mo, rules will be simplified. The rules are the same from Holter... Read more
Missouri River Rainbow Population at Record Highs
December 15, 2011
From the Streets.....
From FWP: In May in the Craig section, the brown trout estimate of >10 inch fish was 537 per mile. The 30 year mean is 562 per mile. We sampled 41 walleye and 13 burbot. In October in the Craig section, the rainbow trout estimate of >10 inch fish was 6,034 (SD 194) per... Read more
What's going on at the Dam? Here's the answer...
August 31, 2011
The Trout Shop
All:   I had contacted Steve Leathe and Jon Jourdonnais of PPLM last week regarding the substantial flow fluctuations observed downstream of Holter on the Missouri. Steve got back to me early this week and told me that Jon was investigating. Jon phoned me and explained what had been... Read more
Good Morning Eagle Rock
May 31, 2011
Jerry Lappier
Green Acres is the place to be..... Read more
Water Report
May 26, 2011
From the Streets.....
The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) dropped Canyon Ferry outflows 2,000 cfs to 12,200 cfs at Canyon Ferry at 15:30 today. BOR is trying to minimize flooding in the Great Falls area, but has also been contacted by the Army Corps of Engineers to utilize replacement storage at Tiber. They dropped the flow... Read more
Dinner in the Cafe Friday and Saturday Night
May 6, 2011
The Trout Shop
 Weekend Dinner Menu for The Trout Shop Cafe Penn Cove Mussels, Garlic Wine and Butter-12.00 Pan Seared Ahi Tuna on a bed of Wakimi, Jasmine Rice, Wasabi and Ginger-25.95 Filet Mignon, Wild Mushroom Demi-glace,Whipped Yukon Potatoes-28.95 Hand-cut Angus Ribeye, Bleu... Read more
Nuna Resources - Are they your friend in Bristol Bay?
May 6, 2011
Anglers at Large
Dear Hunting and Angling Supporters of Bristol Bay:   In February, we delivered a letter from over 360 hunting and angling organizations and businesses from all across the USA and a few foreign countries to the Environmental Protection Agency urging permanent protection of Bristol Bay... Read more
The Trout Shop Cafe is Open for Dinner. The Season has Begun!
April 27, 2011
The Trout Shop
The Trout Shop Cafe is open for dinner Friday and Saturday Night - April 29 & 30 from 5 PM to 11 PM. Appetizer: Fresh Penn Cove Mussels in Wine, Garli and Chilis $12.00. Soup and Salads: Grilled Asparagus Salad, House-made Green Goddess $6.95. House Salad... Read more
Brown Trout Fungus from 2010 was an anomaly.
April 14, 2011
The Trout Shop
FWP's Grant Greysack said the Brown Trout that we were seeing last year  that had a fish fungus received the ailment from a natural event. During the construction of their gravel spawn beds,  they rubbed off the protective slime layer that is there primary protection against the fungus... Read more
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Stream Flows
  • Missouri River at Holter Dam
  • Flow (cfs): 4240
    Temperature (°F): 38.48
  • Missouri River at Toston MT
  • Flow (cfs): 7240
    Temperature (°F): 45.14
  • Little Prickly Pear Cr at Wolf Cr
  • Flow (cfs): 173
  • Dearborn River near Craig MT
  • Flow (cfs): 338
    Temperature (°F): 32
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