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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!  
Blog Post BY mtdave ON August 19, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Bozeman Annual Meeting Update!
So, what's with this picture, you say?  Well, for the first day in a LONG time, it's overcast and raining, and I can't see the mountains south of Bozeman.  I looked at the weather, and it is going to be 33 degrees in Cooke City, MT tonight!
Attention annual meeting fishing day folks!  We now have an opening on Willow Creek on the annual meeting fishing day, September 28th!  Willow Creek is a very cool fishery, a tributary of the Jefferson River, that is accessed by permission only.  Madison-Gallatin TU had reserved all 5 rods on Wil
The following article presents some encouraging news regarding Zebra and Quagga mussel control.  Zequanox, the product featured in this article, has been around for a few years, but the article indicates that extensive testing has shown that Zequanox is both effective and safe.
Due to declining plankton populations, Lake Michigan waters are clearing, but the plankton decline has put the Lake's salmon fishery on life support. An interesting story about an effort to gather baseline info.