Hear where the fish are biting and the critters are hiding, in the Kalispell, Great Falls and Dillon areas of Montana.
Chancy from Snappy’s
Chancy at Snappy’s says area fishing is still good for Lake Superior Whitefish. East of Snappy, the bridge has been pretty good, and the Columbia Falls Bridge. Flathead Lake been fishing really good, folks are fishing Macks on the shoreline looking to spawn in the 15-16ft of water. Around the triangle like Finley Point, Rocky Point, Bird Island, West Shore, and Cedar Island been doing well also. Rodgers Lake is still doing well fly fishing for graylings up to 18 inches, and there are some nice cut throat in there also. Ashley Lake there’s been some nice reports on some big perch and occasional cut bows. There’s been a few reports on the Bitterroot River, not a lot of reports of the big rainbows but the smaller 1-2lbs have been good with spoons, Thomas’s, Lyman Plugs, picking up some decent rainbows.
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Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle
Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says fishing been slow. Holter has had a few reports pulling cowbells catching trout, and walleye fishing has been really slow. Francis if the wind isn’t blowing, folks been catching a few walleyes using jigs, minnows, and crank bait. Tiber has been hit or miss. The Missouri has had reports on walleye. Leonard cautions about the low water in the area. Geese and ducks have been everywhere, but not low enough to shoot at. If you have any questions or need rod & reel repair call Leonard 406-454-1877.
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Shelby from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon
Shelby from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says there’s snow up high in the hills, but down low there’s no snow now it’s just pretty muddy at this point. The results from FWP for area hunting was pretty low compared to previous opening weekends. Shelby says there were lots of hunters in the area, but not a lot of shots made opening weekend, and shares a story he was told about a father son elk hunt. If you’re in the Dillon area, stop into Rocky Mountain Supply for more information or call 406-683-2308.
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