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.
***Bill -Rock Creek Marina 1-406-485-2560
Bill says, “The fishing has been not as good. There are lots of bass being caught with jigs. ” “I saw some walleye caught that were 28 inches , “ Bill explains. They were using orange jigs with white curly tail. They are being caught at 8-15 feet. The water temperature is at 50 degrees. “ One of these days they will start hitting and you will only need a baseball bat to catch them,” Bill explains jokingly.
***Bob-Bob’s Bait Shop 1–406- 429-2086
Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir
“Fishing is just okay this week I hear,” Bob says. “ They are still catching Northerns . He informs us, “ the water is rising and is amazingly clear. The weather has, definitely been a factor it has rained every day. “ My shop will now be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Dan at West Side Sports tells us .” Fishing is still pretty slow at Nelson. The bite is just not there. We have had cool weather with lots of wind.” He said, “A few are catching small northern on crank baits. There is just nothing hitting on Forchette. ” he says. The temperature is up from 46 to 50 degrees. Walleye bite is really slow.
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Justin says,” Deadmans has slowed. The winds have been up everyday and blown everyone off . ” Water is going up in Martinsdale slowly. Fishing is still slow.
“The Musselshell river is high as water is coming down That is making it cloudy ”, he says.
Tongue River Reservoir
Bob’s says, “ Fishing’s slow. They are catching a few crappie. Some small mouth bass are being caught too. We had a big flush of water from snow melt , “ Bob explains. “The water needs to be much warmer, ” he tells us. ” The marina will be open on weekends now.”
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
“ Fishing has been really windy and it has blown everyone off the lake this week., “ Sharon says. The FWP fish netting is done. The report says spawning has slowed.
There are 420 newly tagged fish. They saw more females in the 16 to 20 inch range.
***Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
Catching on the Yellowstone has slowed. “The river has come up by Huntley and is dirty,” Allen says. The catfish bite is a bit better. Cooler weather slowed things down again. Allen has entry forms for the catfish tournament on May 12th at the shop. It is for boaters only.
***Lake Elmo Billings
People are pulling rainbows and perch both by boat and shore.
The water level is coming up. Fishing is poor only a few are catching walleyes.
***Don’s Dave 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
Dave says, “Paddlefish fishing is in full swing. They are catching them on 8 treble hooks and snagging them. They are starting to catch on the Missouri. The water is coming up ,” He says, “Upper Spring Creek is not bad because it is less muddy from all of the rain.” At Spring Creek they are hitting on nymphs.