Spring weather has melted most the ice around the lakes and rivers in Montana, opening up fishing around the state. Most ski hills around the state closed this weekend and celebrated with events including the annual pond skim event at Whitefish Mountain.
Other events announced this week include Kayak fishing series in western Montana.
Interesting hunting and fishing tattoo photos drew attention with some captivating photos that can be found at this Tattoo link.
We were also quite taken by this amazing fishing story from listener Brad Lahuta. He recapped an experience where he hooked a Fish that was then taken by a raptor. What a crazy tug of war!
Fishing and Outdoor Summaries
Turkey season opens April 13th, and Bear season April 15th. Fishing on Flathead has been good and Cindy from Spring Mack Days reminds people the competition is running through May 19th and there are lots of ways to win money and prizes.
Upcoming Montana kayak tournament was announced, check out the schedule here.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says the ice is off Tiber and the fishing should be just as good from the bank as from a boat.
-John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says Noxon Rapids Reservoir walleye fishing is picking up.
-Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says the only safe place to fish is Holter.
-Mike Howe talks about his kayak fishing tournament starting May 4th.
-Rob at Ronan Sports and Western says there’s good fishing for Northern Pike from Lower Flathead below the dam to the confluence of the Clark Fork.
-Robert from Malta Marine says the ice on Nelson is still holding on, but still shallow in areas so be careful.
-Ron Aashiem says the either sex elk and buck deer drawing has been moved to the week of April 22nd.
-Ryan at Bob Wards says in Helena Beaver Creek can provide a good day of wade fishing, and the Mighty Mo is doing good for Nymph fishing.
-Shane Roades the President of the Glasgow Ft Peck Chapter of Walleye’s Unlimited, talks about their upcoming banquet.
Shelby from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says there is still a lot of ice on the North Side Clark Canyon Reservoir and its still real popular
-Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says the Yellowstone is tops with all the hatches opening up
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