Improving Walleye Fishing in the Eastern Montana Fishing Report: 6/13/12
By Kjel

Posted: June 13, 2012

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 

Nelson,  Forchette

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.

***Cooney

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

Canyon Ferry

“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.

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