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Did Not Fish

Loon swimming above Kayee's Left ear It was 25℉ tonight so I did not fish.  I did take Kaylee for a drive to the GOMH.  As far as I can tell the Sullivan Platte River Outlet is now ice-free and I would say 25-33% of the way to South Point Small Island is now ice-free. So basically we are losing ice cover even though temps are going to be down in the mid-teens tonight.  The possible small scale ice snow storm we were supposed to get today blew right past us last night finally stalling ou...
Tags: Weather, Sport, Fishing, Kaylee, GOMH, Platte/Sullivan, Loons, Sullivan Platte River Outlet, DNF, Did Not Fish, Kayee, South Point Small Island, East Not

PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 17

Paul Puckett inked and spoke of one of his favotite artists, Frederic Remington, in today's sketchbook story. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Frederic Remington, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett

THE ROAD TO 300K - Distancing Dinner

I'm not sure what your coronavirus pandemic situation looks like but I have never been more grateful to be living on family land as now.  We have a a couple hundred acres and a large pond to roam with pine needle covered trails, fields and sand tracks.  It's never felt sweeter than now.The other night we packed up the Element and drove into the upper area of the pond for some quiet time and dinner.  We made our tailgate dinner favorite of ramen with the fixings which meant that we maybe spent $2...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Primus Kinjia Stove, Snowpeak Wabuki Chopsticks

ADIPOSE BOATWORKS - Raffle to Support Guides Who Row

The good folks at Adipose Boatworks want to to support the guides who are not able to work through the coronavirus pandemic and are offering up a 2020 Adipose package in a raffle with the hopes of raising $50,000.Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and you can get tickets at least through April 30, 2020.Check out the video on the Adipose Boatworks Facebook page and then keep reading. From the Adipose Boatworks Facebook page..."Here at Adipose we have been blessed with the support of fi...
Tags: Montana, Sport, TFM, Fishing, Trump, Mike Ward, Cameron Mortenson, Adipose Boatworks, Adipose Boatworks Facebook, Justin Waayenberg

Loons Showed Up Tonight As Did Others

Two Loons tonight Into Chanel In Bay 6:30-8:00PM GOMH NE SW53-61℉, Cloudy, 3-15 ESEIt got warmer than forecast today with temps in the low 60's.  I opened the Tackle Warehouse up today because of it.   I got over to the GOMH around 6:30PM.  The first thing I saw was a loon swimming on the Sullivan side.   Some guy and his old man and little people were checking things out as I was getting ready.  He was hoping there would be open water to a boat access.  I started out on th...
Tags: Sport, Frogs, Fishing, Sullivan, John W, GOMH, Platte, Platte/Sullivan, Loons, Skunk, Lantern Man


The masterminds at Pig Farm Ink and Vedavoo have cooked up a four week online fly tying challenge that should keep things weird at the vise for you at home during the coronavirus pandemic.  We all need a diversion, eh?  Grab your vise and get tying.Don't tie?  You can follow along with the flies submitted on Instagram by searching #OnlineIronFly. The Week 1 Challenge is to tie a fly with materials that you find in your bathroom and you have until midnight tonight to get it done.  Remember to ha...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Don, Cameron Mortenson, Vedavoo, Pig Farm Ink, Pig Farm Ink Instagram

PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 16

Not sure if you caught it in the news but singer John Prine was hospitalized with coronavirus and though improving, he's not out of the woods yet.  Paul Puckett sketched an ink portrait of the singer with a few notes that touch a chord for sure. In honor of Prine, here's two favorite concerts to enjoy today while you're working from home or later (and no one's judging on what "later" means...) during your Happy Hour. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, John Prine, Prine, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett

TEJAS COLLABORATIVE - Texas Brands Giveaway

We've been seeing it a lot lately that adversity often times brings people together and the coronavirus pandemic is no different in that regard.  A handful of Texas based industry friends (and some that I'd like to get to know) have banded together to create the Tejas Collaborative.They are kicking things off with a HUGE giveaway that's easy to play and will likely put you in touch with some brands that you were unaware of in the process.  HOW TO ENTER: 1. Visit the @tejascollaborative on Ins...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Fishing, Tejas, Cameron Mortenson, TEJAS COLLABORATIVE Texas Brands Giveaway, Mallard Decoys

The Tackle Warehouse is Open For 2020

The temp was ticking on its way to 60℉, so I thought what the heck I'll open the Tackle Warehouse today.  So today it was. [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Goals, Sport, Fishing, My Tackle Warehouse, Tackle Warehouse Opener, Goals 2020, Goals Reached 2020

In Slum at Epicenter of Duterte’s Drug Crackdown, Fear and Love Coexist

At the height of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-crime campaign, as many as five people a night were killed in Market Three, a Manila slum whose residents rely only on each other.
Tags: News, Poverty, Philippines, Fishing, Police Brutality, Commercial, Rodrigo, Manila, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Misconduct and Shootings, Manila (Philippines, Drug Abuse and Traffic

STRUNG Magazine - Free Read Offer

It might be April Fools Day, but it's no joke that the folks at Strung Magazine have graciously opened up the Fly Fishing Issue to be read free online through April 15, 2020.  Click on the image below for the three steps to access the latest issue and enjoy. Like what your see?  Consider subscribing with an online or print subscription. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Strung Magazine

REP YOUR WATER - Escape to Bolivia

Garrison Doctor of Rep Your Water is back after last week's "Escape to Pyramid Lake" with a follow up dispatch from a trip that he and Corinne took to Bolivia.Golden Dorado are moving up my "To Do" list and this post certainly isn't helping keeping that under control.  These fish, along with the many others down there, look amazing to pursue. Garrison wrote...  "While almost all of us are locked down waiting for this terrible pandemic to run its course, I am  revisiting some favorite destinat...
Tags: Sport, Santiago, Fishing, National Park, Bolivia, Andes, Garrison, Corinne, Pyramid Lake, Lodge, Cameron Mortenson, Bolivian Amazon, Bolivia Golden Dorado, Corinne While, Golden Dorado, Secure River Tsimane Lodge

PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 15

What's been on your pandemic playlist?  Paul Puckett shares with a sketch what he's been listening to at home and studio.  He's not wrong on any of it. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett

April Fooled Me

6:00-8:00PM GOMH NE SW54℉, Cloudy, 2-4mph ENENice night to be out.  I really thought I might get the first bulkhead of the year, but it didn't happen.  I got some skipping practice on the NE side. A lot of ducks around tonight on the Sullivan side. [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Swans, Ducks, Sullivan, GOMH, Platte/Sullivan, Skunk

PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 14

April, please come quick...  Paul Puckett's getting stir crazy and match making cultural pandemic craziness in his sketchbook. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett

Florida’s Ancient Calusa Kingdom Was Powered by Ingenious Fish Corrals

Despite having no agriculture, the Calusa managed to dominate southwest Florida for centuries. New research suggests this inventive Native American civilization built “watercourts” to capture and store live fish, resulting in a bountiful surplus of food that facilitated sociopolitical complexity and ambitious…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Anthropology, Fishing, Native Americans, Calusa

CODY'S FISH - Supporting the Guide Community Through Art

The last several weeks have been eyeopening with so many in the fly fishing industry trying to do what they can to help others.  Cody Richardson of Cody's Fish is doing his part and now until this pandemic roller coaster ends, he's donating 30% of each piece to the buyers guide of choice. That's a neat idea and if you are interested in a piece that isn't shown on the website, contact Cody for a custom order.  The donation deal still applies. Help Cody raise money for the guiding community...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Cody, Cameron Mortenson, Cody Richardson

MARSH WEAR - New Spring Arrivals & T.F.M. Giveaway

You might have missed it with everything going on lately but Marsh Wear has loaded up their website and retailers with their new Spring Collection and there are a pile of sharp looking apparel pieces in the mix.Marsh Wear is keeping things fun for the T.F.M. readership with a giveaway where someone will win a $300 gift card and it only takes your email address to play. The giveaway begins today and will end on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at midnight.  The winner will be chosen at random on Monday, A...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Marsh, Cameron Mortenson

Zoom, Flies, & Too Much Booze

It only took one week, but I think I'm ending the dedicated quarantine posts. Looks like we're going to have at least another month of it, and I just can't face doing the daily diary thing anymore. Too many days are seemingly the same (and somewhat depressing) and I've already watched Tiger King, so... Anyway, one of the good things that has come out of quarantine has been the widespread adoption of videoconferencing for things other than work . About a week ago a few of us with similar int...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Sport, Fishing, Jack Daniel, Rona, Michael Agneta

China Chases Indonesia’s Fishing Fleets, Staking Claim to Sea’s Riches

The Indonesian government appears to have backed away from confronting China, its largest trading partner. “Our fishermen feel scared,” one official said.
Tags: News, Indonesia, China, Fishing, Joko Widodo, Commercial, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Susi, Defense and Military Forces, Natuna Islands (Indonesia, Pudjiastuti

Skunk Again

7:15-8:00PM GOMH SW NE45℉, Partly Cloudy, 3-5mph NE Didn't get a bullhead tonight, thought I might have a shot at something because it was sunny and in the low 50's today.  GOMH Bay is now open on the Platte side.  It will be interesting to see how much progress is made in the next couple of days.  Temps are going to be in the low 50's and we are supposed to get rain tomorrow night into Thursday. [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, GOMH, Platte, Platte/Sullivan, Skunk, GOMH Bay

PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 13

I kind of stutter stepped yesterday and today's "The Corona Virus Chronicles" post is Paul Puckett's sketch from yesterday.    No big deal.  You'll see them all before it's all over. Need another diversion?  There is a new episode of the Flood Tide Co. - The Morning Tide to listen to and Paul updated his website over the weekend too.   Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, PAUL, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett, Visit the Sporting Art


On my list of "Quarantine Projects" for the day is to pair a fly reel (maybe an old Martin) and fly line (likely something Scientific Anglers) with the Moonlit Lunar S-Glass 8'6" seven weight and get my pond kit together.  I should have been down there this morning but all my warmwater gear is not sorted and I'm too OCD to just wing it.  Weird, I know.Want a Lunar S-Glass of your own?  Moonlit Fly Fishing has the entire line up discounted $25 off through April 10th so it's worth considering. Th...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Fishing, Martin, Cameron Mortenson, Instagram Subscribe, Moonlit Lunar S Glass

YETI Presents: Top 15

Do you need a Monday morning diversion?  It is Monday, in case you forgot. YETI has listed their Top 15 (along with the fifty some others) films on their YouTube channel under a "YETI Presents" playlist.I'm going to take some time today to rewatch a handful of these to include Cosmo, 120 Days and who doesn't love Tootsie? Jump over to the YETI YouTube playlist and start pressing PLAY. Lastly, there are quite a few companies doing a lot of the same things that YETI does but they will always ...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Yeti, Cosmo, Tootsie, Cameron Mortenson, YETI YouTube

Skunk with Swans a Swimming

7:15-8:05PM GOMH NE SW47-43℉, Partly Cloudy, 6mph NEI went for a walk with Steve around 4:45PM.  We talked about the Vikes and mused over Trubisky.  I went home had dinner. Dropped some paperwork off to Steve.  Checked out Bulldog, not much progress there then hit the GOMH.  I decided to give the NE side a shot.  Swans were swimming around. Didn't get a bite.  Tried the SW side, nothing there either.  With all the rain in the forecast, I'm thinking that ice out day is now in the long term f...
Tags: Weather, Sport, Fishing, Swans, Steve, NEI, GOMH, Platte/Sullivan, Skunk, Trubisky

Water Level Rising

7:05-8:00PMAfter yesterday's rain and snow, I got out to check things out.  Water levels on the rise and is flowing into Platte.  The next two days are going to be nice.  Threw a few casts.  Watched the swans fly and land. [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Swans, GOMH, Platte/Sullivan, Sullivan Inlet

Murder Case Progress

IT'S BEEN ABOUT A MONTH Pleadings Are In bail is set 12-year-old James Alex Hurley -------   .. James was tortured by members of his own family. He eventually died from beatings and strangling. The case against his grandparents and his eighteen year old uncle has moved slowly through the courts in Bozeman... We will not repeat the gruesome details or, the sight of the community mourning at the candlelight vigil... Local news continues to highlight the the case as ...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Yellowstoner, James Alex Hurley James, Hebgan Reservoir

PAUL PUCKETT - The Corona Virus Chronicles - No. 12

I've been thinking a lot over the past couple of weeks of all the places I can't get to right now and it looks like Paul Puckett (aren't we all?) is on that same thought process too. I'd like to meet Ish sometime and look for a bonefish. Visit the Sporting Art of Paul Puckett website and Instagram to see his latest works and studio news. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Cameron Mortenson, Paul Puckett

GIERACH & WHITE - Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

There might not be a better time for a new book by John Gierach to have been released and artist Bob White, longtime friend and who painted the book sleeve art, is offering autographed copies on his website.  There's even an option for an signed original pencil drawing on the title page. Sure, there are a good many places that you can get Gierach's latest book but where can you get a Bob White original piece of art for $25? This is a real easy way to support both John Gierach and Bob White and...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Fishing, Bob White, Cameron Mortenson, John Gierach, Gierach

239 FLIES - EP Half & Half Minnow Tutorial & DIY Kits

I continue to be impressed with the hustle and growth of 239 Flies and "El Hefe" Nick Davis has put Bonita Springs, Florida on the map with one of the coolest vibe fly shops ever.  Coronavirus might have the shop closed right now but Nick is still shipping orders out daily. Nick recently penned a blog post on their DIY fly tying kits that is worth a read and then deep dive onto the website to check it all out.  Nick and Enrico Puglisi of EP Flies sat down recently and knocked out a tutorial to...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, NICK, Instagram Facebook, Cameron Mortenson, Bonita Springs Florida, El Hefe Nick Davis, Enrico Puglisi