Posts from the ‘Fishing Reports’ Category

Rock Bottom Boys Ride Again!

by Blue Damsel Manager on April 30, 2014

first jam 2014

Sam, Keith, and Josh (aka The Rock Bottom Boys) busted out their instruments for the first client jam of the season. For not having played together for about 6 months, it went just fine-if fact, it was awesome! There was a lot of foot taping and that’s always a good thing. This jam usually gets going around the campfire, but it was too cold for that and neither the guests nor the “Boys” could wait. Thanks for the photo Steve!

Spring Report

by Blue Damsel Manager on April 29, 2014

We just finished a very busy spring season. We always have some good pre-runoff fishing in late March and early to mid April and the word is out. We were quite full this year and the spring report is all good! We had to deal with high water because of a lot of lower elevation snow melt, but guides got it done and everyone had some good fly fishing. We catch a lot or really big trout in the spring and this year was no exception.
The best news of all is the summer outlook. Snowpack is over 160% of normal and it is still snowing and holding in the high country. Everyone feels very good about good stream flows and water temperatures all summer. Our overall bookings reflect this. We still have some dates left for small groups and couples. Also, due to two recent cancellations, the whole lodge is available for 4 nights in late July and 3 nights in August. That’s it for being able to accommodate a group of 8 to 10 exclusively. The phone is still ringing and we are filling up fast. Now is the time to call if you are interested in a trip to the fabled Blue Damsel this summer.
As always, we are essentially shut down for an anticipated huge spring runoff. Keith is back in Texas, taking care of business, and Josh and Sam are happily busy with one of the things they love-building stuff! They are working on some custom coffee tables, a new baker’s table, and some new display cases for the Pro Shop; And a few other little surprises. The lodge and staff will be ready for our first summer guests in early June and we hope to see you this season. Everything is shaping up to be our best one yet.

2014 Season Expectations-It’s All Good

by Blue Damsel Manager on March 17, 2014

We are ready to kick off our 2014 season and have only good stuff to report!

First, we are proud to announce that we have been named as a finalist for Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year, again! We will find out if we won that coveted Lodge of the Year Award at this year’s Orvis Guide Rendezvous on April  6th. We want to thank all you wonderful folks who came out and stayed and fished with us last year. Your survey responses and trip reports on the Orvis website are the primary criteria for selecting the finalists out of the elite group that make up the Orvis endorsed lodges. This feedback was all very kind and complimentary-and the rebookings are just off the chart. So we had a great 2013 season and want to thank all our guests over the past decade who have had the Blue Damsel experience. You have put us on the map!

Second, our fishing report looks wonderful for 2014 and although we are heavily booked already, we still have some availability for each month of our summer/fall season.  Snowpack is well over 100% and it continues to snow! It certainly looks like we will have good stream flows and water temps all season, and that’s about all this fishery needs for phenomenal fishing all summer.  Although we are booked solid for our spring season, we can accommodate small groups here and there from June through early October. Many of you know that our optimum occupancy is 10 and we will offer the lodge exclusively for a group of at least 8. There are only two slots remaining where we can offer exclusivity. The rest of the season, we have someone in the lodge every night.

So, from every perspective, we are expecting the best season ever. If you are thinking about a trip to western Montana this summer, why don’t you get in touch with us right away? You will be glad you did!