Montana Hunting and Fishing Report 4/19/14
By Kamp Cook

Posted: April 19, 2014

It is going to be a gorgeous spring weekend across the Treasure state. If you are looking to get the family outside for a little recreation this Easter, hear the latest hunting and fishing news from around the state of Montana.

April 19th Summaries
-Bill Brown at Bob Wards says April 15th was the start of turkey season, Woodside and Tucker Crossings are closed. Harper’s Lake is open, SalmonLake is open.
– Bill at Rock Creek Marina  says the ice is clearing up, but it’s really slow right now.
– Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette was successful turkey hunting the last week, and Brett shares this weeks Outdoor Report.– Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette was successful turkey hunting the last week, and Brett shares this weeks Outdoor Report.
– Chancy at Snappy’s says most of the area lakes are open, and EchoLake has been fishing pretty good. 
Charlie from Don’s in Lewistown says fishing the area ponds is producing, and there is a soft bite on the Missouri for walleye, sauger, and catfish.
Cindy Benson has our Spring Mack Days update. For more information go online to www.mackdays.com
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says the ice is off the lake and the river below Tiber dam are clear.
– Dale at Don’s says Spring Creek is showing promise.
– Gene Moore says the ice finally broke and moved down the Dry Arm.
– John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says shore fishing is the 1st day of the Tournament.
– Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says Holter Dam is all open, and below the dam they are doing better.
– Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says is warm is holpthe ice to finish melting off Ft Peck. To book your Summer fishing trip call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
Rob from Ronan Sports & Western says Yellow Perch are starting to bite in the East Bay of Flathead
 Lake.
– Ron Aashiem says the draw for bull and buck permits were last week, so to see the results go online to www.fwp.mt.gov
– Ryan from Bob Wards says in the Bozeman & Butte areas use nymphs and switch it up to dry flies, midges, and small stone flies. In Helena Canyon Ferry Lake is doing well.
– Shawn Plakke Elk Hunting Guru recaps his turkey hunter with his son.
– Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says they have lost the ice on most of the area lakes.

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