Friday, April 20, 2012

The Bitterroot Buggers Fishing Day and Picnic is Sunday 4/29 at the Stock Farm - Help needed

Buggers casting class
Call For Volunteers!
The Bitterroot Buggers Fishing Day and Picnic is Sunday 4/29 at the Stock Farm.

Thanks to all the Bitterroot Trout Unlimited, Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot  and community members who have volunteered so far with the 2012 Buggers classes. The kids REALLY appreciate it!

Plan on attending the final class outdoors and picnic. Meet at 3:30 PM at the Westview Center  located at 9th and Main in Hamilton and board buses to the Stock Farm.
The buses leave promptly at 3:45 PM. Private vehicles not allowed! All helpers must take the bus!!
Don't forget to pick up one more raffle ticket if you join us - we'll draw the lucky winner at the picnic. The prize will be a terrific Monte Dolak print, ready for framing!

Please bring tippet material, knot tool and a landing net. We'll fish until about 5:00 then return to the Westview Center for the picnic, awards and wrap-up.
Call Jeff at Western Flies and Guides (363-9099), Ria of the Keystone Program (363-5996) or
Greg Chester of BRTU (363-0033)
 Thanks in advance for your valued assistance -
BRTU and Keystone Enrichment Program

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Celebrate Earth day with Bitter Root Water Forum on April 22

PROJECT: Grab your gloves and join Bitter Root Water Forum on Earth Day, THIS Sunday, April 22nd from 12pm-4pm, for the second re-vegetation project on the East Fork!

We will be planting nearly 100 native plants and installing browse protectors (the plastic, mesh pieces that guard plants from hungry wildlife).  The project site is just north of the Sula store and East Fork Road on the west side of Highway 93 – approximately mile marker 14.  Adjacent gravel bar and guardrail will be flagged on project day.
**Carpools are strongly encouraged.  Please meet us at the Safeway in Hamilton (101 E. Main Street) at 11:00am on Sunday to coordinate ride sharing.

Bring gloves and wear water proof/sturdy boots.  Dress in layers and bring a raincoat—we’ll work in a bit of rain but hopefully we will have shine!  Please bring shovels, picks, and post hole diggers if you have them; some tools will be provided.
We will start working at noon and have a volunteer appreciation BBQ when we’re done! 
 ***Please RSVP to or call us at 375-2272 to let us know you plan to help!

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited is co-funding this project and members will be participating.

See photos from last year's re-vegetation work on Bitter Root Water Forum's Facebook Page. You must be a member of Facebook to view them.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 2012 BRTU General meeting - Yellowstone National Park by Mike Ruhl

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited April Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 7:00 PM
Hamilton Elks Lodge, 203 State St
Mike Ruhl
Yellowstone National Park
The best job in the world? Mike Ruhl, a Fisheries Biologist in Yellowstone National Park, may have it. Over the course of the year he works in the best Native Trout fisheries in the world including rarely visited headwaters of Yellowstone Lake. The Park recently completed its Native Fish Conservation Plan, and TU was a major player. Anglers will not only benefit from this new plan, but angler volunteers can play a major role in the conservation effort. If you want to learn how you can help protect this unique resource for the future by fishing in some seldom visited spots, don't miss Mike's program! This will be the last BRTU program until October.

And, don’t forget! We will be having dinner with Kris at Spice of Life at 5:00 pm before the meeting. Long-time TU supporter Karen Suennen will be donating 10% of the proceeds to our club. So come join us for dinner.
Information for Spice of Life Cafe and Catering
163 S 2nd St Hamilton, Montana
(406) 363-4433
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Information for Elks Lodge

203 State Street
Hamilton, MT 59840-2522
(406) 363-3031
Get directions

For more information, contact Cassie Buhl ( or Marshall Bloom ( or 406-363-3485.