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, fishermen are catching walleyes, northern, and perch being caught. The water temp is 59 degrees now but this past week we had lots of wind. One walleye was 10 pounds.” “They are catching some smaller salmon in Rock Creek Bay which is a surprise”, Bill says. The fishermen are using crankbaits.
***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
Some people are catching walleye on the South side between Timber Creek and Snow Creek . They are catching smallmouth bass at Rock Bottom. Orange and Chartreuse colors are working along with minnows and leeches. The water temperature is 60 degrees. They are catching fish mostly with crankbaits.
***Gene Moore Lake ridge Motel 1-406-526-3597
Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/
Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “ We had bad weather this week but those who went out were actually catching nice fish. Lots of walleyes caught if you braved the weather. They are using minnows, leeches and crawlers.” Gene explains. “Off shore they are using lindy rigs.” he says.
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Dan at West Side Sports tells us,.” Nelson is picking up. There are more walleye on the bite this past week. Most of the fish have been 14 to 16 inches. They are using nightcrawlers and crankbaits. The water is warming up .” He said, “Forchette is improving! The water temp is finally warming up ” he says.
People are trolling for walleye. So far they are catching at the arm of Willow Creek to the face of the Dam along the South shore. They are biting on perch colored rapellas and crankbaits.
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Deadmans because of bad weather has been “pretty poor”.
Martinsdale is pretty fair fishing. Some people are limiting out on rainbows. Some are picking up browns. Please be reminded that Martinsdale is a fee camping area.
Musselshell flow is going down and it is less muddy.
***Matt Stephens- Tongue River Marina 1-406-757-2225
Tongue River Reservoir
Colton says, People are fishing for walleye and are using jigs, worms and leeches. They are liking the darker colors. The size of the walleyes has averaged 18 to 20 inches. Someone caught a 39 inch Pike on a crankbait. The crappie bite has picked up but because of the cold snap they have gone lower. People are using white jigheads and a minnow. They are catching small mouth bass on crankbaits.
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
“We have had good reports on fishing going North on the west end of Hole in the Wall . They are finding perch and trout at 20 feet depths. We have gotten good reports toward pond #4. “Shore fishing for trout is doing well,” Sharon says. She said “ Carpfishing with bow and arrow is still good. The center is spotty for fishing mostly because of the lousy weather this past week.”
*** Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
“The Yellowstone is even still high and muddy ,” Allen says. “People are going to Tongue River and Castle Rock ,” Allen said . They are also heading to the lakes taking leeches and worms with them. He said, “I heard the Musselshell is good fishing.”
***Lake Elmo Billings
People are catching sunfish, pumpkins and 10-12 pound trout. The water temperature has been warm but lots of wind.
***Don’s Dave 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
“Fishing has been good. It is excellent for trout from Silos to White Earth. Spring Creek looks clear and fly fishing is good. The mayflies are out and they are trolling for trout. The East Fork Reservoir has reported good fishing. Northern pike and perch are biting on rapellas.
COMPILED BY Carol Henckel