Written by: Maggie Mae Kuhlman, Lone Mountain Ranch
[Editor’s note: Montana guide and former Trout Bum of the Week Maggie Mae Kuhlman sent in these killer photos, along with a brief description of the day on a special piece of water in northwestern Montana.]
When they named this piece of water, they were not messing around! After battling 40 mph winds while rowing the Missouri just below Craig, fellow Lone Mountain Ranch guide Jake Messinger suggested we make the short drive to “The Land of the Giants” in hopes of losing the wind for the day. This stretch of the Missouri River—accessible by foot or jet boat—is situated between Holter and Hauser Lakes and has the reputation of producing monster rainbows in the spring and equally amazing browns in the fall. I’d have to say it’s a reputation well-earned.