It has been a typical July around Montana this week. Hot days and convective afternoon showers. These two weather conditions have caused a few forest fires, and a flash flood. Fortunately we have the best firefighters, and FWP staff working to control damage around the state. If you missed these and other stories earlier in the week, we are here to catch you up:
Check out these top stories from www.montanaoutdoor.com for the week:
- Most recently we posted results from day one at Hell Creek Walleye Tournament. So far first place team is Cass Cole and Shawn Torstenbo with a total of 22.74 pounds. Check other results here
- If you haven’t heard about that cyclist that was chased by a wolf in Canada, well we found photos from the incident. You can check them out here.
- Aerial photo of the West Mullan Fire courtesy Alyson Booher
- Superior river access was closed because of fires in the area.You can read our full report earlier in the week here. By Saturday evening, the West Mullan fire near Superior was 30 percent contained but had spread to 5,230 acres. Big Eddy fishing access is still closed.
- photo courtesy helenair.com
- Montana was plagued by another natural disaster this week when a flash flood tore through Bannack ghost town. Read about the details of the storm here.
- Another unbelievable story about fisherman finding an elk in Fort Peck Reservoir. The story shouldn’t be missed, so if you didn’t see it the first time click here.
July 20th Fishing Summaries
Bill Brown at Bob Wards says the Bitterroot River up by Darby is fishing really well, and in the Missoula areas the Blackfoot is doing well but its starting to get mossy on area rivers and streams.
Chancy at Snappy’s says it’s been hot, but the fishing has been good, and it has been hot in Chester as well so fishing is better in the evening.
Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says Spring Creek is doing surprisingly well.
John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says folks are catching walleye, Northern Pike, and 9-10 inch perch on Noxon Rapids Reservoir.
Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says Holter is still a bit slow on walleye, but folks are pulling down trout.
Smallmouth bass and perch are doing good on Hellcreek, walleye catches are sparse.
The Lower Flathead River below the dam is producing smallmouth bass at a very steady pace.
Upper Madison is going strong with Nymphs doing well with dry flies, PMD’s & Yellow Sally’s in the mornings. In Helena dry fly fishing is doing well on the Missouri River. Pachutes, Black Beetles, and hoppers.
- Congratulations to our trivia winners this week! Donna Heikkinnen of Butte, and Patrick Erger of Billings were both on top their game this week and answered our trivia questions correctly! Phillip Ferda of Highwood, Montana was our Montana Club gift card winner on the show.
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