Please be advised that warm weather has been making precarious high wind conditions meaning caution should be used in the waters . Call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information. Also use extreme caution on the water at all times. Good Luck Fishing from the Montana Outdoor Radio Crew.
***Bob-Bob’s Bait Shop 1–406- 429-2086
Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir
“Fishing is real slow.” Bob says, “ They are catching some northern, catfish, and sauger but the guys have had to fight the rain and wind. ,” he explains. My shop will now be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
***Clint Thomas- Hell Creek Marina 1-406- 557-2345
Hell Creek-Fort Peck Reservoir
Fishing for northern is good in 25 ft water by the shore. They are using jigs and minnows. Walleyes are starting to pick up. It is not a hot bite. The water is 41 degrees right now.
***Gene Moore Lake ridge Motel 1-406-526-3597
Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/
Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “ Fishing is really, really good. From Hinsdale to Nasha on the milk river and below the power house to Culberson fishing is absolutely great! They are catching walleye, sauger and northerns on gigs and minnows.” ” “The shore is just as good as the boat fishing right now” Gene explains. They are catching on jigs, minnows and lindy rigs.
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Dan at West Side Sports tells us.” Nelson and Forchette Bay are not great fishing right now.” “The water temperature is still pretty cold.” he says.
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Justin says,” Martinsdale is pretty good but not great. They are catching mostly on the North shore. ” Almost all rainbows and occasionally a brown was caught using worms.
Deadman has started picking up with the rainbow fishing.
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
“ We have had lots of wind. The water temperature is 46 degrees. There has been activity on the South end. Some of the walleye are starting to spawn. Still catching some trout,” Sharon says. “Getting in and out of the bay is just fine. We are getting leaches in this week “ Sharon tells us.
***Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
Allen Camarillo says,” People are catching on the Yellowstone. The ling bite is slowing down. Catfish and small mouth are picking up. They are using jigs and minnows.”
***Lake Elmo Billings
On Lake Elmo people are fishing from shore and the dock and catching fish. Time to get the kids out.
They are catching rainbows from shore. The water level is coming up substantially. “ They have seen walleyes being caught here and there,” Nick says. The docks are up for use.
***Don’s Dave 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
Dave says, “They are catching catfish and northern pike from shore at Crooked Creek using minnows. ” “If you’re a fly fisherman Spring Creek is fishing good on nymphs and bead head Princeton right now. On the Missouri River ling, sturgeon and sauger are being caught especially at the rapids with night crawlers.
Tongue River Reservoir
Bob says, “. People haven’t been out much yet its just too slow. ” The marina will be open on weekends now.”
Report COMPILED BY: Carol Henckel