• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Let's Hear It For Jim Rice & Karla M. Gray

    FAT BROOKIES IN HARMS WAY
    Fisher Folk Rejoice
    this will impact the neighborhood -- and beyond
    NY TIMES PHOTO BY ANNE SHERWOOD

    .. As we mentioned two years ago; drama in the form of Rock & Roll vs. Stream Access was being played out in the Montana Supreme Court.
    .. The ruling is out: Mitchell Slough is not a ditch. It is a naturally formed waterway that may have been improved by irrigators - but not dug by man. You can read a synopsis of the ruling in The New West, and at ravallirepublic.com. The New York Times also covered the situation in 2006.
    .. We're pretty sure that this is not the last case to address the public water issue in Montana. However, it's a strong affirmation of the water ownership and access rights of the citizens of Montana.
    .. You can read the ruling HERE. You can follow the case history HERE.
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