Fish Montana, Idaho & Wyoming

Chapter 9 in Letters to Mack 2: Correspondence from Montana to Montauk is titled “Missoula to Jackson” and details an amazing trip from the Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Rock Creek, to the Lochsa River in Idaho, then on to the Madison from Ennis to Yellowstone, all the way to the Snake, Gros Ventre and the Hoback of Wyoming.

Here is how it starts:

…Jerry’s brother Danny had arrived the day before and met us at the airport after trying his luck on the Bitterroot. Fresh off the plane and in 105 degree heat we went to Rock Creek and drove to the 12 mile marker, a section I recalled from my trip in the mid 90’s.

Rock Creek is about 40 miles long and is a tributary of the Clark Fork. When I was last there it was wild with very few homes and none on or near the river. Now there are not only multiple homesteads but signs everywhere asking the locals to fight the development of the valley.

As we traveled the dirt road along the river there were many good spots but all were challenging to enter with steep banks, given my elderly companions. We picked one and while we set up our rods…

Jerry Greenholz on the Snake River near Jackson WY with Tom LoProto in the background

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Lunch on the Blackfoot with Danny and Jerry

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