ABOVE: In the Missouri River above Craig, 49 percent of the rainbow trout are 18 inches and longer. The largest fish handled during the October survey was this 23 1/2-inch rainbow. LOWER LEFT: Brown trout comprise about 17 percent of the trout in the Missouri River. LOWER RIGHT: The annual trout count is good news for the throngs of anglers who fish the Missouri each year. / COURTESY PHOTOS/GRANT GRISAK, FISH, WILDLIFE & PAR
Big fish and plenty of them on The Missouri river may make this year like fishing the river 20 years ago. Get the full story HERE. Good conservation and stewardship goes a long way.