Upper Missouri Lined with Flatbed Rail Cars — And Fish

While the hundreds of rail cars left immobile by the recession are an eyesore to some, the fishing in the upper Missouri has been fantastic this year. One thing the article by John S. Adams doesn’t touch on is the fact that the railroad beds themselves — often lined with boulders that provide great shelter for brown trout — have long been a favorite stalking-ground for anglers looking for risers among the rocks. (In fact the photo in the article shows a favorite bank.) “‘They don’t bother me. I come here to fish, and it’s not hurting the fishing,’ said Ken Nordeste of Sacramento, Calif. Nordeste has been returning to fish the Missouri River for more than 20 years.” In the Great Falls Tribune.

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