Mike Howe: Howe's Fishing

Watching the rods…

September 05, 2019 at 9:55 am

Trolling is not for everybody. While it is the primary method we use to catch Lake Trout out on Flathead Lake, and big Gerrard Rainbows on Little Bitterroot, we get talk to many folks who say “trolling is boring.”I suppose trolling could be...

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King salmon in Montana

August 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm

The uneducated angler might argue that there is no such thing as a “King” salmon in Montana…Take that bet! Just like in the Great Lakes, there are freshwater Chinook (or King) salmon populating the waters of Fort Peck Reservoir in Eastern M...

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Whither the whitefish

July 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

Lake Superior whitefish are back! There have been anglers bumping into a few here and there over the last three weeks or so, and the big schools have yet to fully materialize, but they’re coming! In fact, just a couple of days ago, the lak...

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Get your local on

May 29, 2019 at 5:20 pm

It’s pretty amazing when you stop and look at all the things the Flathead Valley is known for. Whether it is destinations like the “Crown of the Continent” that Glacier National Park has become known as, to Flathead Lake, Flathead River, th...

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Spring brings choices

April 04, 2019 at 3:00 am

To a lot of folks, the end of ice fishing season can be pretty traumatic. Many of us end the season feeling like we “could of used just a few more days on the ice.” Well, I have news for you, there is still plenty of frozen lakes left fisha...

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A tough season on the ice

February 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

I am sure by now that just about everyone who has ventured out onto a frozen lake in Western Montana has endured the worst of the conditions we see on the lakes when we have a heavy snow year. While some of the lakes have seemed to escape t...

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Take a trip before winter wanes

February 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

What a difference a couple weeks make! In my last column, I was talking about the mild weather, and welcoming the fact that with February, we were finally getting a shot of winter! Here, just 14 days later, snow continues to pile up, and w...

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With February, comes winter

February 07, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Montana residents who really don’t engage in winter sports have been enjoying the mild winter weather, while those of us who relish the snow and cold have been quite disappointed so far. Especially for ice anglers, the slow pace of ice gro...

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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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