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Day 1 of the TAPS TU VSP Men's Retreat at Parade Rest Ranch near West Yellowstone, Montana was a great success!  We caught some nice trout, rode some horses (nobody got bucked off!), and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the mountains and moving water of southwest Montana!
Blog Post BY mtdave ON September 13, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Whirling Disease Discovered in Bow River
More cases of whirling disease have been found in Banff National Park — this time in the Bow River, elevating concerns for southern Alberta’s fish populations.    
Blog Post BY mtdave ON September 9, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Annual Meeting Update September 9
Fishing conditions continue to improve, and the outlook for great fishing during the upcoming TU Annual Meeting in Bozeman is great!  The weather has cooled off, dramatically, we've had snow in the mountains, and river temperatures have dropped into the perfect range for good fishing!  
I spent yesterday afternoon volunteering at a Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks boat inspection and cleaning station located on I-90 between Bozeman and Livingston (Yellowstone River).
Sept. 1 Update: The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission opened two sections of the Yellowstone River Thursday, Sept. 1, due to the improvement of environmental conditions that led the Commission to close the river and all of its associated tributaries on Aug. 19.
Today, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Fish and Game Commission are holding a conference call to discuss the Yellowstone PKD outbreak and the 183 mile river and tributary closure. There's been some indication that much of the closure will be rolled back.
A press release just sent out by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks on the PKD outbreak in the Yellowstone River.
The dates of the Annual Meeting in Bozeman are fast approaching, and sign ups for the Fishing Day on September 28th are increasing every day.  We would like folks to know ttat one of the Fishing Day options, DePuy's Spring Creek is now FULL!
Blog Post BY mtdave ON August 20, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Veterans on the Susquehanna
Veterans, their families, and the public can enjoy a day of paddling and fishing, food, and live music at the second annual “Veterans on the Susquehanna” outing in Wrightsville, York County, on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The culprit causing the fish kill in the Yellowstone has been identified as PKD. This is nasty stuff. Not man caused, but could be spread by man. Read the following press release from Montana FWP.  This is another example of why we MUST INSPECT, CLEAN, AND DRY OUR FISHING EQUIPMENT!