• Community Travel

    2022 TU Sweepstakes winners announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the TU 2022 Spring Sweepstakes! Our grand prize winner, Neal L. of California, won a 4-days/5-nights Montana trip for two at the Linehan Outfitting Company’s Yaak Valley log cabin. He’ll enjoy fishing some of Montana’s pristine rivers and streams that hold big browns, rainbows, and more… and relaxing in the…

  • Travel

    The trip of a lifetime

    Enter TU’s Sweepstakes for a shot at a Montana fishing vacation & a host of other prizes We’ve all taken chances out on the water… like a risky long cast to the opposite bank under an overhanging tree limb… So why not try your luck and win the ultimate Montana fishing adventure? Enter the 2022…

  • Travel Community Fishing

    Four refuges to add to your summer bucket list

    As you make your to-fish-list for the summer, don’t overlook these hidden gems.

    As the days get longer and the weather warms up, it’s natural to feel excited to go outside and float rivers, fish streams, and hike trails. No matter what part of the country you live in, there’s always a new place to explore. Although they are sometimes overlooked, we recommend visiting a National Wildlife Refuge…

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    A case of mistaken identity

    Would you recognize a native interior redband trout if you caught one?  Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge. He will attempt to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical ranges of the 12 states in…

  • Fishing Travel

    All you wanted to know: Redband trout

    Redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss sub-species) Species summary and status: Redband trout are subspecies of rainbow trout and exist in two well-defined geographic regions. The Columbia River redband trout is found in Montana, Washington, and Idaho, and the Great Basin redband trout is found in southeastern Oregon and parts of California and Nevada. The redband is similar…

  • Boats Featured Travel

    Barefooting for smallies in the wilds of Wisconsin

    The center of attention are schooling smallmouth bass (yes schooling) that willingly slurp down frogs solo or blitz baitfish when fired up

    As soon my friend Josh Fiester and I got the text from Hannah Matousek upon landing in Madison, Wisc., last week I knew the next couple days were going to be special. Hannah, one third of the team that makes up Black Earth Angling Company, let us know that she took the liberty of picking…