Please be advised that the extremely hot weather has been making precarious high wind conditions as well as potential for heat stroke. Please use caution while on 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
Fishing this week is still hot. Northerns are really good as are bass this week. People are using crankbaits and they seem to like the color orange and black.
***Grant-Crooked Creek Marina 1-406-429-2999
Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir
Grant says,” fishing has been pretty good this week. They are catching walleye, pike, and some crappie.” We are also seeing carp as well. They are using jigs and crankbaits. We have fuel now and the tank is operable.
***Clint Thomas- Hell Creek Marina 1-406- 557-2345
Brett says,” fishing is still good. Walleyes are slowly improving. The tournament total last week was 61 pounds for 2 days.” The catching of northern, bass and perch is really good. They are biting on jigs and crankbaits. They are also using minnows on bottom bouncers.
***Gene Moore Lake ridge Motel 1-406-526-3597
Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/
Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “ Fishing is excellent. The lake and river is really producing and they are catching 7 pounds and bigger. The trout are turning on at 80 to 90 feet. Three salmon were caught this week that I know of. “ The walleyes are catching well in the river, ” he says.
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Dan at West Side Sports tells us,.” Nelson is good fishing .” Walleye are biting on bottom bouncers. They are using, night crawlers, leeches as well. Northern Pike are being caught on crankbaits.
Forchette has good fishing using bottom bouncers, night crawlers, leeches and smallmouth.
Fishing for walleye has picked up. People are limiting out. Fish are biting on leeches and lures especially trolling. Fishing off shore is a little better.
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Martinsdale and Deadmans has poor fishing this week from the boat and the shoreline. Justin thinks it is tough because as the reservoir is drawn down the hot weather makes it tough on the fish and catching them is really tough.
The river is dead and slow at this time. They are catching a few on shore. Slower bite because of the heat.
***Matt Stephens- Tongue River Marina 1-406-757-2225
Tongue River Reservoir
Colton says, ”fishing is still good. Walleye are 18 to 22 inches and being caught using cranks.” T Northern pike are doing good and being caught trolling. They are slaying them with cranks. The catfish are biting.
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
Fishing is still good. We are seeing average size walleyes in the 18 to 20 inch lengths. The south end in the shallows is still good fishing for walleyes and they are starting to move north. Trout are good catching at the hole in the wall. Perch are fishing well. The hot bait is glass minnows by kits classic. “They are catching everything, walleye, trout and perch, “ Sharon says. “ August 4th is the camp=mak-a-dream walleye benefit come fish for the kids,” Sharon says.
*** Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
“Fishing is better. They are catching nice catfish, “ Allen says. Small mouth fishing is improving. The River is definitely clear and has dropped. Word has it a few walleye and sauger are being caught at Hysham.
***Lake Elmo Billings
People are catching trout consistently. High temperatures have slowed things down but they are catching in the morning and evening.
***Don’s Dave 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
Charlie says “ Fishing is pretty good. Spring Creek is great with a fly rod. Dry fly fishing is good with yellow sally’s and Adams fly. The river is good with worms and leeches and basic jigging. Crooked Creek is fishing well at the narrows with jigs, bottom bouncers, worm and harnesses. They are using a lot of small mepps and panther martins.