August 26, 2017

by Kitty Wicklund September. 06, 2017 990 views

Montana - there are many locals bands here, but one our favorites is the Singing Sons of Beaches. They do paradies old familiar songs and they are funny and very entertaining. They perform Thursday nights at the East Shore Smoke House and we finally made it over to watch them. We also bought their CD.

Something we finally did was stop at Burger Town in Big Fork, Home of the Flathead Monster! This place was recommended to us last year and when we finally made it there, they were closed for the season. They do have a delicious burger and fries! Yum!

We took a drive south to explore potential fishing lakes and stopped at the very popular Mission General Store in San Ignatius, it's an Amish Market and has a great deli and all kinds of food items. We did some shopping and got sandwiches to go and headed out in search of lakes. We traveled quite a ways and found Lake Mary, which down quite a bit. Found a place to park and enjoy the view and have our lunch.

Lake Mary in San Ignatius, MT

Lake Mary in San Ignatius, MT

We went back to the Little Bitteroot Lake and we were ready to catch some Kokanee Salmon and we did!

Fishing with downriggers at Little Bitteroot

Fishing with downriggers at Little Bitteroot

Jim with his Kokanee

Jim with his Kokanee

We caught our limit of 4 larger Kokes (12" to 14") and a couple smaller ones. Jim grilled filets and they were delicious! We have the downriggers, the lures, flashers, weights and bait and we know how to catch them!

Our catch for the day

Our catch for the day

We found another orchard to pick Flathead Cherries for $1 a pound. Minimum is 5 lbs, so Jim and I set out with our buckets and we were told to stay with one tree. We picked cherries, they were ripe and juicy and took our buckets to be weighed and we had 15 lbs! I got a cherry pitter and got them pitted, bagged and frozen to enjoy when we get home.

We gassed up at the Safeway gas station and I happened to see something I won't see back home.

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