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Montana fly fishers have bone to pick with ground hog

FLY FISHING -- "Punxsutawney Phil is a fuzzy little liar, at least here in Montana: Early spring? Yeah right," says Eric Adams of Montana Fly fishing Guides in Livingston.

"Anglers here are getting twitchy for some warmer weather. We've had an unusually cool spring and it seems our fishing is about a week or two behind schedule."

In an update after my previous post, Eric has this forecast for the famous Mothers Day Caddis hatch on the Yellowstone:

"Instead of the third or fourth week of April I believe we’ll see it more like the first or second week of May. Either way once the water starts hitting 52 to 54 degrees they will be out in force."

Check out his fishing report. However, we've had a number of anglers take advantage of our for yourself.


Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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