Hear the latest fishing reports from the Kalispell, Great Falls and Dillon areas. From the latest edition of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.
Chancy from Snappy’s
Chancy at Snappy’s says with the cold weather Lake Mary Ronan has 8 inches of hard ice, doing well on some nice big perch in 20-25 ft of water, and when you go shallower you pick up some nice rainbows. Lake Five a lot of kokannee coming out of there with guys limiting out. Hubbard Reservoir getting some good reports with 10 inches of ice picking up some smaller rainbows and kokannee. Upper and Lower Thompson, there’s been some good reports on perch especially from Upper with a few pike on Lower Thompson. There’s not been any reports on Middle Thompson, and Chancy doesn’t even know if there’s ice on there so be careful on that one. Loon Lake in the Thompson’s is froze been getting nice reports on big pike coming out of there like the 15 pounder that came out last week. McWinneger Slough just East of Snappy’s, good luck on the perch there a little bit smaller but you can weed through them for the bigger ones. There also picking up some sunfish and bass, and then in the evening just before dark the croppy fishing is doing well. There’s been some good reports on some pike and smaller perch coming out of Church Slough. Echo Lake has had reports of 6 inches of ice, starting to get a few kokannee & whitefish and some smaller perch.
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Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle
Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says Holter from Prairie Dog Town down to the Dam has been opened up with the warmer weather. There still fishing by log gulch. Francis has over 12inches, Baileys has 10 inches plus, Fresno 10 inches plus, no reports on Tiber up in the Willow Creek Arm there’s 10 inches in that area but no reports in the main lake. Bynum has 12 inches, Piscan has 10 inches, Nylan and Willow Creek all have over 6 inches or better, Ackley has 8 inches, and Arod has 12 inches. Nelson has a foot also. 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 says there’s ice fishing going on in the area. The Ice on Clark Canyon is over 10 inches, but there’s not been a lot of reports of success. Most are fishing on the South end because it’s easier to access because the lake is dry. The South end of the island has been doing the best. Folks been trying anything, but there really hasn’t been any success stories just yet. The Dog Days of Winter 2nd Annual Coyote Derby comes up January 10, -12th. If you’re in the Dillon area, stop into Rocky Mountain Supply for more information or call 406-683-2308.
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