See Bitterroot Star story, “Snowpack is heavy, summer may be wet”
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:21 AM
To: Mauer Jack
Subject: Thank you
Jack, thank you again for a wonderful trip and a fantastic fly fishing
experience. Your knowledge, experience, and hard work combined for a
tremendous experience for me. Thank you!! Tom
Sent from my iPhone
Tom fished with Jack for a number of days on the Blackfoot, Bitterroot and then the Big Hole River where his friend Dick joined him. Here are some photos that Tom sent to us. Here is an excerpt from his message when he sent the photos.
Yes—had a great time with Jack on the Blackfoot, the Bitterroot, and the Big Hole rivers. Jack did an absolutely tremendous job—-helped coach me in a positive and constructive way— every step of the way —-gave me the best possible chance to catch a fish at every opportunity all day long on every river—-hardest working guide I have ever seen. Fantastic trip—-look forward to coming again.
And here is a slideshow with more photos. Again, Thanks Tom for sending the photos. It takes a minute for the slideshow to load, be patient.
Jack Mauer caught this pike in the lower Bitterroot in mid-March 2016.
A picture says a thousand words! From streamflow data in western Montana visit our Wapiti Waters “Riverflows and Snowpack Data” page.
Gorgeous cool day on the Bitterroot River. Photo by Merle Ann Loman. www.amontanaview.com
Winter snow in the mountains translates into spring, summer and fall waterflows in our rivers. So, we keep watch on the snow levels. We actually had a good snow accumulation in Dec 2015 and Jan 2016. It is still precipitating in February, but the temperatures are above average. Good news, still a good snow pack. Today I am posting some info on our current snowpack in Montana and a few photos from the mountains and Bitterroot River.
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Below are Snowtel data maps for Montana in Feb. You can see that our snowpack has increased in the last two weeks. Great news.
It’s “Meet a Guide” Monday! Today’s shout out is dedicated to Jack Mauer of Fly Fishing Montana with Wapiti Waters. With over 30 years guiding in Western Montana, Jack helped us launch the first Cast One for Hope. Thank you, Jack!
Fly Fishing Montana with Wapiti Waters says “a big thank you Peg and Casting for Recovery! We love supporting you, knowing you and meeting the awesome people who participate in your program and events. It is an honor to be featured here.”