Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two Weeks



In two weeks, I will regain some semblance of my life back.  It cannot come soon enough.  The boat is done and more beautiful than when it was brand new.  I will post a follow up to the last post soon. I still have to put all the parts back together.  The second maiden voyage will kick-start a new era.

It is truly spring now.  I have seen many osprey and pelicans.  The Oncorhynchus genus are spawning throughout the state now.  The carp are also getting going for real.  I need some good tent/boat time. I may also get some SW Florida time soon.  The chronicles should get a lot more fun in the coming weeks!!

Until then, I'll listen to old Grizzly Bear at my desk.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fisheries Biology Presentations on Jefferson and Beaverhead Rivers in Butte





There is a public meeting tomorrow April 12, with presentations by Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks at Butte Brewing Company in Butte, Montana @ 6 pm.

Ron Spoon will give information on the Jefferson and Upper Missouri Rivers.  Matt Yeager will give an update on the Pointdexter Slough restoration project and provide the reasoning behind the new brown trout regulations in the Beaverhead River.

Local fisheries info, good folks, and beer?  Slam dunk!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Worlds Most Sophisticated Drift Boat Sails Lake Berkeley

Photo from the Montana Standard



























A story in Butte's Montana Standard described the successful launch of a drift boat drone. It was developed at Montana Tech. They had had some technical issues with the launch earlier in the week. The boat is designed to be remote controlled and also collect water samples of the toxic pit water.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Where am I?

Spartina grass redfish flat?





















Is this a spartina grass flat filled with redfish in some tidal channel in South Carolina?


Carp flats of Clark Canyon, Montana 




























Nope!  It's the carp flats of Clark Canyon, Montana.  I walked for miles and found no carp in the flats at Clark Canyon, yet.  Still hard to beat a long walk with the dog and some taco bus on the way home!