June 5:12 AM
The sun, peeking over stately buttes in eastern Montana, pulses and glows sending shimmering shafts of reflected sunlight from the surface of the reservoir. The heavy scent of sage carried by delicate currents of moving air lingers in the early morning air.
Only a special breed of recreationist ventures to this remote area of prairie country at this hour - sunrise worshippers, bird watchers and bass anglers.
At this early hour, two bass anglers walk down to the edge of the large reservoir, unlimber their fly rods and rig up with bass poppers.
One angler turns to his fishing companion and says, "Here's a sporty fish that gives you all the fight you want and one that's a challenge to hook. What more could you ask of a fish?"