The Missouri River Tail Water Campaign

The Missouri River Tail Water Capmaign (1)It was a spectacular day fishing yesterday on the Missouri river just outside of Helena MT. The codename for this annual trip was selected by Griffin Conn (Charlie and Wendy Conn’s 9 year old daughter) and is now famous for being known as “May the Fourth be With You!”The Missouri River Tail Water Capmaign (7)

We navigated up and drifted back down in the Tailwater section of the river below Hauser Dam in Charlie Conn’s new Jetboat (What a machine!).

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As the morning began, Charlie, Mayra and I were treated to spectacular geologic formations snaking through the canyon section that literally reveals 250 million years of history. Approximately 60 million years ago, the region was dramatically uplifted by tectonic forces and now reveals several massive horizontal limestone and sandstone formations.

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The “secret fishing spot” is referred to as The Land of the Giants for a reason. The Tailwater below the dam creates the perfect habitat for extremely large Rainbow Trout. We probably boated over 30 fish with the largest being just over 4 Lbs. We did however see a few monster fish with were in the 6 to 8 Lb. class.

I have attached more photos of the scenery vs. the fish in this update mainly because they are so spectacular.

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Enjoy and plan your trips.

T.O.

PS: The Key West Campaign kicks off on May 18th with Billy Rotne and I hunting Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, shark and Barracuda in Marathon FL.

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