Saturday, March 18, 2017

Do You Know About MFISH?

General distribution of common carp in Montana based on
MT FWP fisheries data

The Montana Fisheries Information System is a database which compiles not only all of Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks fisheries data but also restoration projects, river closures, sampling locations, public lands, and much, much more.  All of this data has been available in raw form for years but now you can search and display just about anything you can imagine in GIS form.  You can export these maps, manipulate them, and utilize just about every kind of data FWP has collected.

You've got to check it out to really see how cool it is.  Click the "Generate Map" button after you've performed your search to get a map with the results.  Then, you can add and manipulate layers like you can do in Google Earth or ArcMap.  Have fun!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Live from your Montana St. Pat's Headquaters

Happy St. Patricks Day from Butte, America!  Check out the live cam from the M & M Bar brought to you by the Montana Standard.  St. Pats is on Friday this year and Butte is going to be a crazy place to be today.  Stay safe everyone!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Christine's Makeover - The Time Has Come!

Photo by: C. Hackathorn

It has been 8 years (almost to the day) since I built my boat "Christine."  It was, by far, the best thing I've ever done. The thing is a workhorse and a memory-making machine.  So many old friends, new friends, family, visitors, new fishers, old timers, and of course Wizzie (the late love of my life) have graced my boat and filled it with love and an unworldly sentiment.

They've also helped to beat the shit out of the old girl!  Today starts a one week (hopefully) total overhaul.

Stay tuned for updates and some cool before and after pics as well as some tips for refinishing a wooden boat.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The God Dam

Holter Dam on the Missouri River

Here's a unique view of Holter Dam on the Missouri River here in Montana.  The MO is fishing good and it's only going to get better!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Montana FWP and Trout Unlimited to Give Presentation on Clark Fork Restoration and Fishing

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Jason Lindstrom, Region 2 Fisheries Biologist for MT Fish, Wildlife, & Parks and Casey Hackathorn, Upper Clark Fork Program Manager for Trout Unlimited (National) will give a presentation on the ongoing restoration of the Clark Fork River and its awesome and resilient fishery.

The presentation is tonight, March 9 at the Pour House Pub (next to Ace Hardware on Harrison Ave.) at 6:30 pm.

The Pour House is a tap room and growler fill station with 24 craft beers on rotation.  They also have wine and cider.  The meeting will be in their backroom.  I can not think of a better place to drink beer and learn about Clark Fork river updates and get some insight on this amazing and unbelievably resilient fishery!!

See you there!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Woman's Day - 2017

Happy International Women's Day to my Mom, family, girlfriend, coworkers, advisers, friends, colleagues, teachers, and students.

Happy International Woman's Day to every Montana woman, every American woman, every Mexican woman, every Canadian woman, every native woman, and every Icelandic woman.

Happy International Woman's Day to the woman of South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Austrailia, and Antarctica.

Happy International Woman's Day to every woman.  Keep up the good fight!