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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By dmadsen
Re: Bozeman area members?

If you appreciate sunny skies much of the year, Bozeman is far better than Missoula, in my limited experience, also less traffic. Look in the Three Forks, Trident, Whitehall areas for less expensive,...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By dmadsen
Re: With the wind chill factor SW Montana is COLD!

No need to calculate wind chill here in Dillon, 21 below w/no wind, got up to -3. Supposed to be -18 tonight, which means it will be colder than last night. The Beaverhead still is open down the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Probably a dumb question, from a So Cal guy

The Beaverhead is open and fishable near Dillon, it was 37 today but windy, alternating from rain to snow to clear & sunny. Trout are concentrated in pools, accessible & legal below Pipe Organ south...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Need Advice Planning a Trip to SW Montana

There is an annual, small magazine titled "Cast" published by the Outside media Group in Bozeman that goes into nice detail on fishing southwest Montana. It is somewhat commercial with several guide...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-28-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Missouri River accommodations?

As mentioned above, the Craig shops all have cabins. Headhunters has a link so you can shop through them. If only the expensive ones are available, it's only about 35 minutes to the motels in Helena...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-15-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By dmadsen
Re: 2014 Fishing Trip, Mi. to Wy.-Mt.-Id.....Advice sought!

Take 278 into the Grasshopper, then the scenic byway north past Polaris (good food & a motel at the Grasshopper Inn), on to 43 @ Wise Rover, then west & north to Wisdom. Can go on toward Jackson to...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By dmadsen
Re: 2014 Fishing Trip, Mi. to Wy.-Mt.-Id.....Advice sought!

I live just off 278 near Dillon & can share that there are no ugly routes in any direction. Taking the scenic byway past Polaris on the way to Wise River (they finally plowed the snow off last week...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Native Greyling in Montana; who knew?

I fished Red Rock Creek last month & caught nice Grayling below the fishtrap as, I assume, they were that far up to spawn. The crew came along about 6 PM to catch & milk those in the traps but it was...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Big Hole River, June 13-16

This has been an odd spring that followed a snow-abundant winter. Warming has caused some melting & raised the Big Hole but snow/cold has followed...areas w/ 6" snow a week ago. Believe the reports...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By dmadsen
Mostly new

I've been a member awhile but haven't introduced myself. My wife & I recently moved to Dillon, MT from the midwest for semi-retirement after vacationing in this part of the world since 1971. The plan...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-16-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Cabin recommendations please

Look at ELKLAKERESORTMONTANA. Drop dead gorgeous, good lake & stream fishing, wonderful food & service. We've gone there on and off for 40 years, through multiple owners, never had a bad vacation. 45...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Lewis and Harks Big Hole Trip

We just got back from Dilloon/Melrose. Raft floated the Big Hole last Sunday, fishing was excellent Maidenrock to Melrose. They opened the Melrose to Notch Bottom stretch today. I believe it's still...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-19-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Help Organize Please


PU DVM '69 planning to retire to Dillon in 2014, would be great to make contact sometime.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-16-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By dmadsen
Re: Help Organize Please

mtboiler: your name suggests a Purdue grad living in MT, correct?
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