Conner Montana

Conner Montana is located near the junction of the West Fork and East Forks of the Bitterroot River on Conner Cutoff Road between Hwy 93 and Hwy 473. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the abundance of wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities that the surrounding mountains and nearby rivers and lakes have to offer.

The Conner Grocery and Deli offer convenient essentials and refreshments for a quick bite or to stock up for a trip to Painted Rocks lake or fly fishing float down the Bitterroot river. Adult beverages and a relaxing atmosphere are found in the Two Rivers Bar and Casino.

It is not uncommon to see herds of elk, white tail and mule deer in the surrounding fields or hillsides. The scenic beauty of Trapper Peak and the Bitterroot Mountains is spectacular to both the eye and the heart. 

On your next trip through the Bitterroots, take the time to stop and visit.

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Suggested weekend adventure: Cracker Lake

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:21:54 +0000

There’s free entrance to Glacier National Park this weekend, and plenty of hikes to explore. This hike to Cracker Lake took place last weekend. At the end, hikers were happy to see a bull moose grazing along the mountainside. The 10-mile hike is a bit strenuous, but ends in some of the bluest waters in... View Article

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.26.16)

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:21:05 +0000

Bozeman Fishing The Yellowstone River and all tributaries of the Yellowstone from Gardiner to Laurel have been closed indefinitely to any and all recreation due to a parasitic fish kill that started last week. Please respect this closure, and be responsible in minimizing any contamination. Stop by and use our equipment wash station to do... View Article

Helena Area Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.26.16)

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:18:20 +0000

Hunting:  Archery season is fast approaching and Antelope season is almost here.  The 900 series for Antelope opened on August 15th. Archery for Antelope opens on September 3rd with General season opening on October 8th. Archery for Deer or Elk opens on September 3rd and General opens on October 22nd. Fall bear season opens on... View Article

Turtle Talk: Brett French Radio Show Preview (8.26.16)

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:58 +0000

Most river recreationists probably don’t have an encounter with a turtle in Montana. The amphibians are pretty shy and would just as soon avoid humans. So a study being conducted by students at Rocky Mountain College is helping to increase the minimal knowledge base about the animals. This summer two students, assisted by their professor... View Article

Get Your BackCast On With Catchin the Big Ones Today!

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:45:58 +0000

Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen online at The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from... View Article

The Thursday Fort Peck Salmon Slayers Used………….

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:03:51 +0000

HERE IT IS!!!!!!!! This is what the Fort Peck trio (the Captain, his brother, Dan Ward and Joe Moline used to get their Chinook on Thursday at Fort Peck: They were trolling 2.5 mph at 80 feet. These three are proof that if your fishing day starts out slow, have some patience!!

Salmon #5 for This Fort Peck Angler!

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:35:46 +0000

Joe Moline, who is fishing at Fort Peck with the Captain and the Captain’s brother, Dan Ward, has officially caught his 5th Chinook today!  In addition to being number 5, it is also the largest of the day at a whopping 17.5 pounds!  The morning was slow, but the afternoon has proven to be HOT!... View Article

The Chinook Are Biting at Fort Peck!

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:58:44 +0000

While fishing Thursday afternoon with the Captain and the Captain’s brother Dan Ward, of South Dakota, Joe Moline boated another Chinook!  This one was an 8-pounder and his third one of the day.  Great work!  

Fort Peck Chinook Fishing Picked Up Early Thursday Afternoon!

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:15:55 +0000

The Chinook fishing picked up early Thursday afternoon, just after noon, for the Captain, his brother Dan Ward and Joe Moline at Fort Peck! Dan reeled in a nice 15-pounder, and Joe caught another one, too–also a 15-pounder.  Awesome work!!

Thursday Late Morning Fort Peck Fishing Slow

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:37:18 +0000

The Captain, his brother, Dan Ward from South Dakota, and Joe Moline were on the water all morning at Fort Peck fishing for more Chinook.  This particular morning proved to be slow for the trio, but Moline reeled in a nice 12-pound Chinook–which was the only boated fish as of 11:30am. I would say maybe... View Article

Fall Is In The Air…. (by the Camo Queen)

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:32:48 +0000

The fall season equals hunting season and boy, oh, boy does that create some strange behavior in our neck of the woods. All of the outdoorsman are getting that crazy look in their eyes.  On any given night, the peaceful serenity is broken by the practicing elk bugles and deer grunting.  The bow shop has... View Article

Fishing Tips at their Best!

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:48:57 +0000

Jason Howard, of Bozeman, recently asked the Captain for some salmon fishing tips in Lakeridge at the Fort Peck Reservoir.  The pictures he posted tell everything about how good the tips were.  After Jason sent his result pictures to The Montana Outdoor Radio Show, the Captain, in turn, asked Jason for fishing tips.  Here is what Jason... View Article

Info Wanted for Antelope Poaching Near Conrad

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:10:12 +0000

MT FWP are looking for any information about the poaching of an Antelope buck near Conrad, MT.  The buck was found dead with it’s head cut off  on August 23rd  in an irrigation ditch according to the Billings Gazette.  The buck is believed to be killed prior to August 23rd.  If you have any information, please... View Article

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 8.22.16

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:00:32 +0000

The summer weather means you should stay aware. The weather and water levels can be very unpredictable.  Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment. So use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather as conditions such as temperature, wind and precipitation can change quickly. This report is compiledon Monday and... View Article

The Right Prediction: Captain’s Column 8.25.16

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:45:51 +0000

Sometimes predictions are wrong, and sometimes they are correct. Well, a month ago I wrote that I thought that this year’s Chinook salmon season on Fort Peck Reservoir would be the best they have had since then mid 1990’s. I was correct and for good reason. There are still a few anglers still around that... View Article

Celebrities Unite to Save the Yellowstone Grizzly

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:29:18 +0000

This press release was sent out earlier today, what do you think?  Celebrities Unite to Save the Yellowstone Grizzly  A star-studded coalition of scientists, authors, movie stars and conservationists has launched a media campaign and petition to convince President Barack Obama to take executive action, overruling an agency proposal to take the Yellowstone grizzly bear... View Article

FIT! (by Montana Grant)

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:19:09 +0000

Now is the time to shake the fat off the booty! Hopefully you have been gradually losing some pounds and stayed active through the spring and summer. With hunting season just around the corner, we need to start getting our Fit on. No one needs to carry any extra weight afield. Our gear, weapons, and... View Article

Yellowstone River Fish Kill and Closure Meeting Tonight, 8/24/16, in Livingston

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:23:33 +0000

FWP will host a public meeting tonight 8/24/16 at 6pm at the Fairgrounds in Livingston.  They will present a detailed accounting of what has and will be happening on the Yellowstone river due to the latest epidemic of fish deaths.  Click here to view the FWP fact sheet of event on the Yellowstone river.  Photo... View Article

National Park Service celebrates birthday

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:40:38 +0000

Yellowstone National Park is celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service with a series of special programs and events. Park entrance fees will be waived Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28. Entrance stations will continue to be staffed to provide valuable orientation and safety messages. Founder’s Day, August 25, 2016 marks the 100th... View Article

Archery Season Is Almost Here!

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:54:54 +0000

Archery season is just around the corner…..who’s ready?

Keep Pets Away from Decomposing Fish

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:50:20 +0000

(Bozeman, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is urging the public to keep pets out of contact with fish carcasses along the banks of the Yellowstone River. While the parasite associated with this fish kill has not been shown to cause health problems in humans or pets, bacteria or other harmful materials associated with decomposing fish... View Article

Another Mouth-Watering Whitefish Recipe–MUST TRY!

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:02:35 +0000

Oh, yes!  If you’re one of the anglers who has loaded up on Flathead Lake whitefish, here’s something from Spark Recipes for you to try!  You might remember Ross Tate’s whitefish recipe (click here), too.  If you make either of these, let us know what you thought of it! Broiled Whitefish Parmesan 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2... View Article

Under Armour Drops Sponsorship of Hunter Because of Savage Hunting Video

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:31:10 +0000

Under Armour dropped their sponsorship of Sarah Bowmar shortly after her husband posted the video below showing him harvesting a bear in Canada with a spear.  The bear was legally harvested, however savage the video may seem.  A group of anti-hunting enthusiasts started a petition that gained the support of 4000 supporters and obviously hit... View Article

This 102 Year-Old Can Hunt Quite Well

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:53:04 +0000

Just because you’re 102 years-old doesn’t mean that you need to stop moving! Check out this Virginia tree stand hunter that climbed 20 feet to shoot this beautiful buck that dropped before making it 40 yards last season. It appears to me, based on Mr. Roberts’ story alone that you really are only as old... View Article

Wisconsin Based Company Hired to Take Over Montana Marketing Campaign

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:03:01 +0000

In Helena, the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development has hired Hoffman York based out of Wisconsin to head up the marketing campaign for Montana.  The committee received eleven bids from companies in Montana, New York, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.  The four person committee ultimately picked the Wisconsin based firm for a one year... View Article