Kootenai River projects beckon anglers

In this photo taken on Sept. 19, 2014, Leeanna Young of Kent, Wash., shows her catch near the confluence of the Kootenai River and Moyie Springs near Leonia, Idaho. A new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being dedicated in October at the confluence of the Kootenai and Moyie rivers aims to revive the native burbot a freshwater ling prized by winter fishermen. (AP Photo/The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers)

MOYIE SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) — A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements.

Streamers are key to big fall fish on the Missouri

In a Sept. 10, 2014 photo, an 18-inch rainbow trout pulled out of the Missouri River near Billings, Mont., is shown. Fall can be a great time to hook trout with bigger flies, and also is typically when streams are less crowded.(AP Photo/The Billings Gazette, Brett French)

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — I tried to play down expectations, but it backfired.

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