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 and enjoy the fishing report.
***Bill -Rock Creek Marina 1-406-485-2560
”We caught 40 fish, 26 Northerns, 9 bass and 5 walleye. Fishing is really awesome right now. I went out today and had the best fishing of the season. Sometimes we had 3 on at the same time. We were using crankbaits. They seem to be working on all fish right now. The water temperature is 73 degrees and hasn’t slowed the fish down , Bill explains. Walleye are being caught shallow in 8 to 15 feet of water. The tournament brought in a 39 inch big northern, a 4 ½ # bass and a 3 # walleye.
***Grant-Crooked Creek Marina 1-406-429-2999
Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir
“Northerns are pretty steady fishing. Small mouth and catfish are good. Walleye bite is slower this week,” Grant says. Due to water temp and conditions bait colors change a lot. Shore line is tough because water temp is still too warm.
***Clint Thomas- Hell Creek Marina 1-406- 557-2345
“ Walleye have slowed some. It is day by day for them. We went out 2 days and did good and then the next 2 days got few. That’s in 18 to 30 feet mostly with crawlers, ”Clint explained. Northern Pike and small mouth are going good west of Hell Creek from Snow Creek to Bone Trail.
***Gene Moore Lake ridge Motel 1-406-526-3597
Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/
Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “ They are still catching salmon off the dam. It is spotty and you have to put your time in. They are a really nice silver color. The lake trout are fishing well in 100 to 120 ft depths. The walleye are good at Grave Point, Bell Point and the pines in 25 to 30 feet depths. Northern pike are biting like crazy in 15 to 25 feet. “
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Dan at West Side Sports tells us,.” Nelson is fairly good. They are using bottom bouncers and worms on perch and walleye. Crankbaits are doing well on northern pikes. Water temps are warm. Forchett has slowed down. They are using bottom bouncers on walleyes and cranks on pike.“
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Martinsdale and Deadmans
Martinsdale’s worm fishing is good from shore. Boat fishing is still inconsistent using hardware.
Deadmans trout fishing is just okay.
***Matt Stephens- Tongue River Marina 1-406-757-2225
Tongue River Reservoir
Colton says, ”Fishing is still good. They are trolling for walleye, northern pike and small mouth bass. We are seeing more crappie and smallmouth coming in. I have only heard of a few large mouth being caught.” They are catching catfish as well.
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
Fishing has been good this week. The wind has been blowing some. “The walleye are moving toward Hole in the wall. They are being found 6 to 20 feet deep ,” Sharon says. “ We had a 5year old that caught a 10 pound walleye down south. I also saw a 34 inch walleye as well, “ Sharon explains. They are still catching northern pike. Trout are fishing well also.
*** Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
“The river continues to be clear but it is dropping. “There seem to be more smallmouth being caught. Use crankbaits to catch them. Catfish are still being caught on the river ”, Allen says.
***Lake Elmo Billings
Fishing continues to be good but not in the warmest part of the day. A good place for kids to consistently catch fish.
***Don’s Charlie 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
Charlie says, “Spring Creek is doing well. Different grass hopper patterns are now working. The gold and silver panther martins also work. Ackley fishermen are doing well by trolling with girdle bugs and wooly buggers.” “The river is good. They are still catching sauger on the river. Their using worms off the down river side of sandbars”, he said.
***Lewistown Sports Dave 1-406-535-6898
Dave says, “Spring Creek is still really good using hoppers. Crooked Creek is as good anything in the state. On Crooked Creek use bottom bouncers and night crawlers with spinners to catch the fish. They are in 10 to 18 feet of water. Fishing is really good.”
COMPILED BY Carol Henckel