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Big Sky Anglers Patagonia Fishing Report – January 2022

Big Sky Anglers Patagonia Fishing Report – January 2022

It’s mid-winter in Big Sky Country. We’ve already seen the mercury drop as far as 40 below, and the snow is drifting deep around the fly shop and the Golden Stone Inn. As North America copes with the icy grip of winter, Patagonia is experiencing the brilliant peak of...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone and with it came the biggest snowstorm we have witnessed in almost twelve months. Tonight, the skies have cleared and the thermometer is reading -15 below; come morning it will be darn cold outside. Winter has arrived in...

2021 Yellowstone National Park Fishing Recap

2021 Yellowstone National Park Fishing Recap

Without question, 2021 was the busiest season ever in Yellowstone. Millions of tourists flocked to the world’s first national park this year, and for good reason. After the last two years of stress and uncertainty, we love that so many people can find some peace,...

2021 Madison River Fishing Recap

2021 Madison River Fishing Recap

We fished the Madison throughout the Winter of 2021, often hitting the Wade Stretch around Raynold’s Pass, taking the stroll into $3 Bridge from the highway, poking around Lyon Bridge or Palisades.  For us, winter fishing is more of a chance to get outside for a few...

2021 Henry’s Fork Fishing Recap

2021 Henry’s Fork Fishing Recap

Great years on great rivers happen when a number of factors align. In 2021, we benefitted from a long run of good water years and favorable management that have collectively led to a fishery in a very healthy state from top to bottom. In a year when much of the west...

2021 Demo gear sale

2021 Demo gear sale

Hi folks. The time has come to turn over some of our 2021 demo gear fleet. The list below represents what we have available, and we will be doing our best to update the list as items are sold. All of the items listed below have seen light use during the past 1 or 2...

Wild Steelhead – Now or Never

Wild Steelhead – Now or Never

I told myself I wasn’t going to cry writing this, but like a lot of things, it didn’t quite work out that way. I caught my first wild steelhead twenty years ago this fall.  That fish took a Green Butt Skunk on the swing, but that doesn’t really matter.  It...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/28/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/28/2021

Welcome to the final fishing report of October. With just over a week remaining in the Yellowstone Park fishing season, now is the time to plan your final casts for 2021 in America's first and best National Park. It's also time to put the finishing touches on those...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/21/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/21/2021

You know it must be late October when Joe is off bird hunting, Matt trades in the lake rods for trout Spey, and Marco heads back to Michigan to chase Great Lakes runners. October may be the greatest month of the season. Shame it is only 4 weeks long. Winter is coming....

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/14/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/14/2021

We are two weeks into arguably the greatest month of the season, don't fret, you still have plenty of time to get after it and catch a few! But don't waste any time as Mother Nature is hot on your heels…Winter is coming. On Monday we woke to dumping snow here on the...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/7/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 10/7/2021

October is here! Excitement for this time of the year mounts starting almost eleven months ago, all of us here at BSA love this month for so many reasons. Looking forward to the seven days, the weather looks to be taking a turn and with that is some much needed...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/30/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/30/2021

It's been busy around Big Sky Anglers the past few days. We had our 4th West Yellowstone Trout Spey Days event on Friday evening and all day Saturday featuring awesome presentations from Simon Gawesworth, Eric Neufeld, Ed Ward, and our own Matt Klara as well as lots...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/23/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/23/2021

Late last Saturday night and into Sunday morning a shift in the weather was underway. We woke to overcast skies and light rain, the scuzzy weather we have all been waiting for showed up. Monday morning gave way to 26 degree temps, clear skies and snow covered...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/16/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/16/2021

Summer returned this past week here in Big Sky Country. The mornings temps were cold, reminding us all that summertime is gone, but those afternoon temps teased us into wearing t-shirts and flip flops. This time of the year is so nice around here. However, Saturday...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/9/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/9/2021

September is one of those months that we really love around here. How can you not love migratory trout, BWOs, Mahogany mayflies on the Ranch, Hoppers on the Madison, flying ants on Hebgen, Aspen leaves changing colors, the sound of flushing grouse and the smell of a...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/2/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 9/2/2021

And just like that, September has arrived. The grassy hillsides are turning golden yellow, brown trout are on the move, elk are bugling and yesterday, the upland bird hunting season opened here in Montana. Fall is here folks! Bring your waders and boots, that warm...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 8/26/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 8/26/2021

The Big News this week is that Yellowstone National Park lifted the Hoot Owl on Friday August 20, 2021! All of the rivers in YNP are now open from sunrise to sunset. With YNP and FWP lifting Hoot Owl, all of the rivers in our neck of the woods are open to fishing,...

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 8/19/2021

BIG SKY ANGLERS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT – 8/19/2021

The Big News this week is that FWP lifted the Hoot Owl on the the Upper Madison River! We will continue to carefully watch the river temps as to not fish the river in the heat of the day, but we are now able to fish into the afternoon hours - the hours when trout eat...

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