Most anglers focus on early and mid-summer trips when flows are higher on the South Fork. But fishing remains excellent through late August and September.
No matter where you find yourself hunting elk this fall, there are two things you can do to improve your chances of success. In addition to just elk hunting, these principles could apply to any type of hunting. On a long hunt, it can be difficult to keep yourself in the game. After several grueling days of hunting, hunters who are able to maintain hard work and patience will ultimately enjoy a more rewarding experience.
We’ve enjoyed an outstanding summer of fly fishing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness this year as both weather and water conditions have been ideal. From drop float trips on the South Fork of the Flathead River, to lazy days of fly fishing and horseback riding near our camp on the South Fork tributaries, it has been an action packed summer!
If you didn’t pick up a Montana Big Game Combo license before they sold out, you’ll have to wait until next year to hunt deer in Montana. But if you still have your heart set on a 2016 elk hunt, there are still some Elk Combos remaining! But they won’t last. At the time of this post, there are a little more than 1,800 Elk Combo licenses left.
Bull trout are nothing like your typical rainbow, cutthroat or brown trout. They are a landlocked version of a Dolly Varden and although they do not visit saltwater, migrations are natural. A bull trout may hold in a deep run for a month then make a sudden 50-mile journey. Don’t count on them being in a single place at any given time.
A drop float on the South Fork of the Flathead River is a unique and wonderful wilderness experience. On these trips, we safely transport you and your gear to the put-in, deep within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. But you need advance planning and preparations to manage the float. Here are four tips to consider before your adventure begins: