Montana guides on the River fishing and Rafting
Here’s the story about some of our guides.
Todd Richy is kayaking in Western Montana on the many creeks and rivers. This is a unique event during the spring runoff season. The creeks only flow so many days a year.
Rich Wachs has just completed floating the Smith River. He reports that the river is running in run-off conditions. He also reports that he had a great float down a Montana Gem.
Austin Crisp has had a great weekend. Started off by guiding a Western Waters trip on Thursday down the Alberton Gorge followed by another rafting trip on Friday down the Alberton Gorge. He later rafted the mighty rapids down the Lochsa river with a final grand river trip down the south fork of the Clear water in Idaho.
Jared Forsythe guided down the Alberton Gorge on Friday. The rafting was great! We started the trip at Rest Stop Rapid and took out at Tarkio. Great time in Missoula and drove home to Coeur d’Alene Idaho.
Steve Temple had been fishing on the Clark Fork River until run-off occurred. He is patently waiting for the water to recede to favorable fly fishing conditions.
Natty Role is heading over to the Smith River to float for three days down a great Montana River. He will be finishing his trip by fishing on the Missouri River.
Launching the raft at cyr put in for the Alberton Gorge
The rafting season is picking up this week. We have rafting trips leaving our headquarters at Cyr, exit 70 this Thursday and Friday. The water levels are picking up and after this weekend, we may be well above 20,000 cfs! I believe this will be a good window for run off. I like it when run off happens in May instead of June. June is the month when rafting trips are picking up and the summer sunshine is out. So, for rafting sake in the Missoula and Coeur d’Alene area, bring on the runoff!
This picture was taken with one of our oldest raft guides ‘Natty Role’. He plans on joining the crew at Western Waters this summer for rafting down the Alberton Gorge. The Alberton Gorge is located 30 minutes West of Missoula, Montana along I-90 and 1 hour 45 minutes east of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and two hours East of Spokane, Washington. We at Western Waters are looking forward to a great summer of white water rafting!
Ever wonder what a aquatic insect sees right before it is eaten by a big trout? Here you go, not the best picture of a trout, but you get the idea how trout can eat big salmon flies and other smaller trout. We are fishing today on the Clark Fork River in Western Montana, an hour West of Missoula today with some fly fishermen. The river levels are favorable and fishing the past week has been very productive with the trout zoning in on Blue wing olives, march browns, and skwalas. The Western Waters guide crew is strong this year and looks forward to guiding you on a fishing trip this year near Missoula, Montana.
Looking to go rafting this spring! Our line up includes the Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Lochsa and Spokane River. Yep, a whole lot of rafting happening this spring. We have been taking reservations on our new reservation system located on each category. The operating system is called Xola, they book all types of outdoor trips in many areas of the lower 48. Let us know if you have any questions concerning our line up of river trips.