Mike Howe: Howe's Fishing

Remembering fishing milestones over the years

February 07, 2019 at 4:51 pm

I marvel daily when I think back on milestones or markers in my life, and how long it has been since something began, ended or lasted. Take, for example, my tenure with writing this column for the Daily Inter Lake. I wrote my introductory c...

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Where’s winter?

January 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Have you been out ice fishing in the valley this year? If you have, I am guessing it has been on one of our smaller bodies of water, as it seems Ol’ Man Winter just refuses to strike a “deal” with Mother Nature and get serious about making ...

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The good stuff

December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

In my last column, I spoke of the excitement I was facing as I prepared for the St. Paul ice fishing show, not just for the opportunity to speak to show goers about the fishing opportunities Montana has to offer, but to actually see and exp...

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Ice show report

November 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

Well, the unofficial kickoff to the ice fishing season begins this weekend, with the opening of the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show in Minnesota. This show is the granddaddy of them all, the biggest and longest-running celebration of all thing ic...

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Ice is back on the lakes

November 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

The first glimpses of frozen lakes were viewed over the weekend, on some of the first lakes to traditionally freeze, but we have a long way to go before we can safely say that it’s time to go ice fishing. Every year we get a lake or two tha...

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Here’s the scoop on those little green jigs: You won’t be sorry!

November 01, 2018 at 10:08 am

I don’t think there is a freshwater fish on the planet that can’t be fooled by a green jig.Sure, the size of that jig is relative to the size of the fish, in most cases, but fish eat small morsels as often, if not more often, than they do b...

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Winterizing your boat

October 18, 2018 at 10:58 am

Unless you are a hardcore, all-season angler that uses your boat any chance you can get, it is time to think about putting her away for the winter. It is real easy to get distracted now with hunting seasons looming and the “I’ll get to tha...

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The best is yet to come

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I get pretty darn excited about fall fishing. I mean, when it comes to all the things that I really enjoy about my personal fishing time, the next six week or so is when it really all comes together for me. As a guide and outfitter, almost...

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Fall fishing is here

September 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

September has arrived with a feeling more like October, at least when it comes to the cool mornings and the falling water temperatures on many local lakes. I look forward to September almost more than any other month as a sportsman in Mont...

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Lake Superior whitefish

July 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

They’re baaaack…Lake Superior whitefish that is. This hard fighting, extremely tasty fish that are non-native to Flathead Lake, yet revered by so many, are starting to show up in isolated pockets on Flathead Lake. Just like last year, (but...

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