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 just stopped with the weather changes this weekend. We saw walleyes, northern, small mouth, and perch. The water temp to the South is 57 degrees and 52 to 53 degrees to the North.” Walleyes have been suspended 15 to 25 feet, “Bill explains. The Rock Creek walleye tournament is this weekend.
***Bob-Bob’s Bait Shop
Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir
Bob says. “My shop is closed. So if you need any supplies you will need to bring them with you.”
***Clint Thomas- Hell Creek Marina 1-406- 557-2345
Deb says, “ Fishing has been pretty good. They are catching northern, bass and perch. It has been good enough that they are catching fish all over. Mostly with jigs and spoons in the shallows.” They are catching walleye West at snow creek. They are just starting to hit on jigs 15 to 20 feet deep.
***Gene Moore Lake ridge Motel 1-406-526-3597
Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/
Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “ They are catching nice walleye in the dredge cuts. We have seen good numbers, some 12 and 14 pounds. Due to the weather they were fishing off shore. They are catching lake trout at 30 to 40 feet depths.” Gene explains. “ The lake is spotty right now.” he says.
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Dan at West Side Sports tells us,.” We really got rained out. Nelson is picking up a bit . Walleye fishing is pretty slow. Some still catching some northers.” He said, “Forchette is still muddy. ” he says.
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Musselshell’s water is cloudy so fishing is not as good.
***Matt Stephens- Tongue River Marina 1-406-757-2225
Tongue River Reservoir
Despite the weather fishing was great. They are catching walleye, pike, smallmouth, and crappie. People are using leaches on walleyes. Crappies are being caught on minnows and smallmouth on cranks.
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
“Fishing has been cold and windy. They are fishing for walleye at night about 6pm to 11 pm but it has been slow. The pressure is going up. Ponds 3 and 4 are picking up. “Sharon says. She said North hole in the wall is fishing well for trout.
***Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
“The Yellowstone is very high and muddy,” Allen says. “Go hit a nice clear lake,” Allen said .
***Lake Elmo Billings
At the Aquatic Education kids fishing day some 10 pound trout were caught as well as pumpkin fish . The lake is full now.
***Don’s Dave 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
Dave says, “Fishing was not good. We had snow and lots of rain.“ Spring Creek looks like chocolate milk. I heard no good reports fishing,” he says.