Long Day – Big Spring Creek

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

The Spring-50,000-64,000 gallons per minute
The Spring-50,000-64,000 gallons per minute

As John Cleese of Monty Python used to say: “Now for something completely different“. Its mid-August, our rivers are getting lower and crowded. Fires throughout Western Montana and a few locally have smoked things up quite a bit.

Air quality around Bozeman reminds me of my childhood in Southern California. I needed to do something completely different. A 3AM wakeup, kayak and gear loaded, a small lunch of last night’s chicken wings and potato salad in the cooler, I headed northeast to Big Spring Creek (not the one in Pennsylvania). It’s a bit of a trip, but some good fishing, some solitude and some beautiful scenery there (well not in the dark) and back made the trip worth it.

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