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Old 01-30-2013, 07:42 PM
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Next year I'll be heading to Montana for a degree in biology and conservation. Specifically I'll be in East Helena at Carroll College. What are the best streams/ small rivers in the area? and how accessible is the Montana National forest for fishing?

I've been out there a few times but haven'
t had enough time off to actually explore the area and what i might be able to do in my free time.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:37 PM
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Well, I've only been out there once, but I spent a week on Rock Creek and loved every minute of it.
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I think Montana may be the envy od the west with our public access. Any national forest is open to the public. There are usually numerous roads and trails that intersect throughout them. Be sure to read the rules before you head out though. There are a few for some places.

Fishing wise. I would say prickly pear creek is a good spot by Helena. Further north is my love, the Missouri river. The problem with that Helena valley is it is like a desert through there, it is actually the detest area in Montana and you can tell on a drive through it. Not really a lot of great fishing but its there if you do a little exploring.

Ill be in bozeman next year for my fish and wildlife management career but I have to go home through Helena if you ever want to hook up for some fishing on the missouri this fall ill show you the ropes.
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Don't forget the Missouri River below Holter Dam (its just up the road). Look on YouTube for the movie trailer "Sipping Dry", that is where it was filmed.
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Don't forget the Missouri River below Holter Dam (its just up the road). Look on YouTube for the movie trailer "Sipping Dry", that is where it was filmed.
Good save Larry. I realized I said south originally thinking south from me. For up to date fishing reports I would check out the guys at headhunters. There a great group of guys who seem to know what there doing.

The Missouri south of Helena is becoming quite the place to target carp I have hard though.
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