Fishing report: Plenty of variety during the dog days of summer

Matthew Kiewiet

I’m sure you’re probably a little tired of being lectured on fish handling, where to fish, when to fish, etc.

While all those things are important during summer heat waves, I’m not here to do that.

I do want to point out that if your favorite stretch of water is hoot-owled, this is still an incredible time to fish in this part of the country.

The variety is tough to beat anywhere else. In addition to trophy-sized brown trout and native cutthroat, anglers can also experience wide-open bass fishing in addition to fish fry favorites like perch and walleye.

Speaking of tasty cuisine, you can also try your luck reeling in — pound for pound one of the hardest fighting fish in fresh or saltwater — king salmon.

You read that right, salmon fishing in Montana. What a time.

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Beaverhead River — Catching has been nothing short of impressive. Anglers are almost routinely landing brown and rainbow trout over 20 inches and occasionally fish eclipsing the 24-inch mark. Flows here are increasing, pumping cold and clear water down the Beaverhead’s famous tail-water stretch. Nymph anglers have been having as good of days

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