Re: Road Trip to Montana in August
I'm back in Missouri and finally getting around to posting. I wanted to say many thanks to this forums members for helping me plan this trip. Here are the rivers, in order, that I fished:
-Lolo Creek at Fort Fissile: Lots of small trout, lost two decent sized ones.
-West Fork of the Bitterroot: Horrible luck. One small brook and thats it.
-Big Hole: Just stopped at various locations while driving to Yellowstone. My brother did well and caught three in the 14 range, I just caught a whitefish.
-Soda Butte: Many small cutthroats
-Trout Lake: Zero luck
-Slough Creek: I caught several cutthroats in the 15 range.
-Middle fork of the Flathead River: Some rising trout but no action.
Overall the action was not very high and predominately the trout were small. I also learned that Montana trout are a lot more spooky than what I have here in Missouri. It was still an incredible trip and I am definitely planning to go again next year, though I'll try to limit the driving. We logged well over 5k miles on this trip!