Search results for “clark fork river”

Voices from the River: Five questions for Tess

Published in Voices from the river

If you’ve spent much time fishing in Montana, you’re probably familiar with Rock Creek just outside of Missoula. While it’s importance to fly anglers has been long known, it’s key role in trout recruitment for the Clark Fork River is starting to come to light. With that in mind, Trout Unlimited brought in Tess Scanlon,…

Sponsor a native trout in the Race up Rock Creek

Published in Uncategorized

Every spring, fluvial cutthroat congregate in healthy tributaries of the Clark Fork River to begin their long journey up the stream to spawn – with some fish known to swim more than 100 miles in several weeks. The lengthening daylight, rising water levels and warming water temperatures trigger the upstream cutthroat migration for spawning. Before…

Triple-M-Outfitters

About us We are a small family operation that provides personalized service. Most of our guests are return clients who think of us as friends not a business. What we do We can customize trips to fit your desires. We are permitted to operate on a variety of western Montana streams so we’re confident we…

Rattlesnake Creek dam coming down

Published in Uncategorized

By Rob Roberts This week, Missoula Mayor John Engen announced the removal of the Rattlesnake Creek Dam, a barrier on a much-loved trout stream that runs through the city. Beginning in the Rattlesnake Wilderness north of Missoula, Rattlesnake Creek is one of the major sources of trout recruitment for the Clark Fork River and a…

The Race up Rock Creek

Some places race horses. Some greyhounds. In Montana, we’re betting on a group of tagged cutthroat trout as they race their way up the Clark Fork River. The project is a joint venture between Trout Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to learn more about how trout use the habitat in Rock Creek. Trout…

Restore the core

Published in Uncategorized

It looks like an out-of-place slip-and-slide placed into a meadow alongside a tributary of Rock Creek. It is, in fact, a fish screen. Like so many western trout streams, Rock Creek and its tributaries are important sources of irrigation for farmers and ranchers.  In the past, many irrigators would dam a creek, and divert its…

Sponsor a Trout for the Race up Rock Creek

Published in Conservation

“Supporting the research and projects that TU is doing was an easy choice,” Tim Panek said. “Knowing the travels and travails of these wild fish and protecting their habitat will not only enhance fishery, but more importantly, enhance Rock Creek for all the inhabitants and visitors to the valley including our family and friends.”

TU West Slope Chapter Receives Almost $10,000 to Restore Deer Creek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Mooney, (703) 284-9408, TU National Press Secretary Mike Willet, (406) 728-3607, West Slope TU Doug Nation, (406) 375-2189 TU West Slope Chapter Receives Almost $10,000 to Restore Deer Creek MISSOULATrout Unlimited, (TU) the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization, today awarded a $9,400 Embrace-A-Stream grant to its West…

Total Outfitters

Located in the Bitterroot Valley of southwest Montana, our experienced guide staff is prepared to share with you their passion of fly fishing Montana’s epic rivers. ​ Local guides specialize in fishing the Bitterroot, Blackfoot River, Clark Fork, and Missouri Rivers. With some of the best Dry Fly fishing in the state, we spend most…

Ninemile Valley Abandoned Mine Restoration

Perhaps no place in Montana illustrates a more striking juxtaposition between an iconic fishery nestled within an over-exploited landscape than the Clark Fork watershed. The Clark Fork is one of the state’s most popular angling destinations; by the time it flows out of Montana, it has become the state’s largest river. Native westslope cutthroat and…

Land and Water Conservation Fund: A successful legacy in jeopardy

Published in Uncategorized

It’s cold, damn cold. The kind of frozen ache that penetrates your soul and triggers alarms of self-preservation: go home, wrap yourself in a blanket in front of the fire, and drink a cup of steaming coffee. This is not the kind of weather for recreating outside, but late season mallards aren’t recreation. They are…

Rattlesnake Dam removal is almost complete

Published in Barriers, Conservation, Dam Removal, Featured

Removal of century-old dam in Missoula, Mont., opens creek for native fish passage The opportunity for native westslope cutthroat and bull trout to move unimpeded up and down Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, Mont., is close to reality. Contractors hired by Trout Unlimited, Montana Trout Unlimited, the City of Missoula and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks,…

WWHP20 Divi

Twenty years ago Twenty years ago, Trout Unlimited looked across the landscape of the West at water use and saw huge, complicated, unaddressed problems that were sucking the life out of our best trout rivers and streams. Twenty years ago, thousands of miles of trout and salmon habitat were fragmented by makeshift dams, obsolete irrigation…

Montana TU and Logjam Presents stay the course on the Blackfoot

Published in Uncategorized

This summer, live music will benefit Montana’s famed Blackfoot River. That’s because Montana Trout Unlimited and Logjam Presents, owners of Missoula’s new KettleHouse Amphitheater, on the banks of the iconic Blackfoot River, are partnering to raise money to continue improving the health of the Blackfoot. For more than a hundred years, the confluence of the…

Bureau of Reclamation Funds Trout Unlimited Projects Across the West 

Infrastructure funding for water quality and reclamation projects will also benefit trout and salmon    Contact: Sara Porterfield, Western Water Policy Advisor, Trout Unlimited, sara.porterfield@tu.org Drew YoungeDyke, National Communications Director, Trout Unlimited, drew.youngedyke@tu.org     ARLINGTON, Va.—The Department of the Interior this week announced over $51 million in watershed and river restoration projects through the Bureau…

TU Teen Summit participants explore Montana

Published in Youth, Community, Conservation, TROUT Magazine

By Connor Ford The annual Trout Unlimited Teen Summit is a dream come true for any teen who loves fly fishing and is interested in conservation. It sure was for this teen from Holly, Michigan. Five days of fishing for wild trout in wild places, experiencing local culture, working on a stream restoration project and…