The “bucket biologist” is one of the worst enemies of Montana anglers, so Montana Trout Unlimited is adding incentive to put a hole in the bucket. In an effort to preserve Montana’s native fishery, Montana Trout Unlimited has pledged $10,000 to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to serve as a reward for anyone who reports an illegal introduction of nonnative fish.
By Corey Fisher
Montana’s North Fork of the Flathead valley is a place of firsts. Glacier Park comprises the eastern half of the valley and is part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind. In 1976, the North Fork of the Flathead River (along with the Middle and South Forks of the Flathead and the Upper Missouri) were protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act – another first in Montana.
It’s the place where I caught my first cutthroat trout on a fly rod, where I saw my first elk and the first place that I took my family camping when they first visited Montana.