|Clark Fork river in September - nice rainbow trout|
Where: Hamilton Elks Lodge
203 State Street
What: Bitterroot Trout Unlimited presents
Rebirth of a river system
By David Schmeterling of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
David Schmeterling, FWP biologist, will talk about the fishery effects of Milltown Dam Removal.
By removing the old dams at Milltown and Bonner, Montana, the river system and junction that Lewis and Clark saw will be recreated. On July 4, 1806, Merriwether Lewis described this river in his journal and now 100 years later, it is as he first saw it. The Blackfoot and Clark Fork come together in a confluence without a dam and reservoir. Fish from the lower Clark Fork can swim up the Blackfoot, the Clark Fork, to Rock Creek and beyond in their natural state.
Dave Schmetterling has been and is tracking the impacts. He is learning about effects on bull trout, cutthroat and other fish. He will be sharing with the public what this incredible project is doing for our native fish!
For more information about Bitterroot Trout Unlimited, the program or the raffle:Raffle tickets for the Sweetgrass Bamboo fly rod made by the Sweetgrass Boo Boys will be sold at the meeting. The Raffle ends in November. $20 will give one a chance to win the exquisite $2500 rod. The rod is on display at Art Focus, 215 W Main St, Hamilton, MT, phone (406) 363-4112.()
Raffle tickets are available at Fishaus Tackle, Western Flies & Guides, and Art Focus.
Bitter Root Chapter
PO Box 262
Hamilton, MT 59840
President: Bill Bean
Vice President: Greg Chester
BRTU special events: Marshall Bloom