FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Fly fisher hooks brown trout of your dreams

FLY FISHING -- When everyone else hit the Missouri to "catch fish", Ben Hahn floated upper Rock Creek east of Missoula and dredged a streamer. It paid off with the brown trout of a lifetime, according to the MoldyChum "served fresh daily" blog.


Kayaker claims first descent of Towell Falls

PADDLING -- Brian Jamieson claimed the first kayak descent of Towell Falls Saturday in the BLM's Rock Creek/Escure Ranch area 20 miles south of Sprague The proof is captured here by photographer Michael Kinney (Tag Ur it Photography).

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

BLM reopens Rock Creek-Escure Ranch; seeks leads on vandalism

PUBLIC LANDS -- A popular U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation area about 20 miles south of Sprague has been reopened after the agency repaired about $5,000 in damages caused by vandals. The Rock Creek/Escure Ranch suffered damage to fences and other facilities in a...

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Montana will not extend Rock Creek float-fishing season

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has decided against extending the float-fishing season on Rock Creek east of Missoula. Rock Creek closes to fishing from boats beginning July 1, but this year FWP considered a three-week float fishing extension because unusually high river flows...

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011

Montana considers extending Rock Creek float season

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting public comment through June 24 on a proposal to extend the float fishing season on Rock Creek, east of Missoula, because of the unusually high river flows that have prevented most spring floating opportunities this year....

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Escure Ranch, Rock Creek waterfall in top spring form

PUBLIC LANDS – This is prime time to visit the BLM’s Escure Ranch area south of Sprague. The scabland area is green, Rock Creek is flowing nicely over Towell Falls, wildflowers are blooming and the cheatgrass hasn’t turned brown and full of spears. Read on...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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