Mike Howe: Howe's Fishing

Get your local on

May 29, 2019 at 5:20 pm

It’s pretty amazing when you stop and look at all the things the Flathead Valley is known for. Whether it is destinations like the “Crown of the Continent” that Glacier National Park has become known as, to Flathead Lake, Flathead River, th...

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Spring brings choices

April 04, 2019 at 3:00 am

To a lot of folks, the end of ice fishing season can be pretty traumatic. Many of us end the season feeling like we “could of used just a few more days on the ice.” Well, I have news for you, there is still plenty of frozen lakes left fisha...

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A tough season on the ice

February 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

I am sure by now that just about everyone who has ventured out onto a frozen lake in Western Montana has endured the worst of the conditions we see on the lakes when we have a heavy snow year. While some of the lakes have seemed to escape t...

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Take a trip before winter wanes

February 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

What a difference a couple weeks make! In my last column, I was talking about the mild weather, and welcoming the fact that with February, we were finally getting a shot of winter! Here, just 14 days later, snow continues to pile up, and w...

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With February, comes winter

February 07, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Montana residents who really don’t engage in winter sports have been enjoying the mild winter weather, while those of us who relish the snow and cold have been quite disappointed so far. Especially for ice anglers, the slow pace of ice gro...

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Remembering fishing milestones over the years

February 07, 2019 at 4:51 pm

I marvel daily when I think back on milestones or markers in my life, and how long it has been since something began, ended or lasted. Take, for example, my tenure with writing this column for the Daily Inter Lake. I wrote my introductory c...

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Where’s winter?

January 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

Have you been out ice fishing in the valley this year? If you have, I am guessing it has been on one of our smaller bodies of water, as it seems Ol’ Man Winter just refuses to strike a “deal” with Mother Nature and get serious about making ...

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The good stuff

December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

In my last column, I spoke of the excitement I was facing as I prepared for the St. Paul ice fishing show, not just for the opportunity to speak to show goers about the fishing opportunities Montana has to offer, but to actually see and exp...

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Ice show report

November 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

Well, the unofficial kickoff to the ice fishing season begins this weekend, with the opening of the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show in Minnesota. This show is the granddaddy of them all, the biggest and longest-running celebration of all thing ic...

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Ice is back on the lakes

November 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

The first glimpses of frozen lakes were viewed over the weekend, on some of the first lakes to traditionally freeze, but we have a long way to go before we can safely say that it’s time to go ice fishing. Every year we get a lake or two tha...

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