Montana Hunting and Fishing Report 5/17/14
By Kamp Cook

Posted: May 17, 2014

It looks like another spectacular weekend in Montana. This weekend marks the opener of the general fishing season in Montana and the end of spring turkey. For those looking to hit the water, hear the latest reports from arounf the treasure state.

May 17th Summaries
-Bill at Rock Creek Marina says the fishing’s been good and last Sunday a 13 lbs walleye was pulled in.
-Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette shares his experience working with the US Fish and Wildlife crews on the Lower Yellowstone netting Wild Pallet Sturgeon.
-Cindy Benson has our Spring Mack Days for this final week end from FlatheadLake. For more information go online to
-Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says Spring Creek is fishing fair.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says folks on Tiber are doing well fishing towards the banks.  
-Jens Gran Fishing Guru says Lake Mary Ronan has some nice salmon out there.
-Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says area creeks are a bit high, but look clear for fishing.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says fishing on Ft Peck has been really good on walleye, Northerns, and small mouth bass. To book your Summer fishing trip call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
-Ron Aashiem says general fishing season is open and over 30% of Montanans purchase fishing licenses. To get more information go online to
-Ryan from Bob Wards says in the Bozeman & Butte areas, the Yellowstone to Hebgen you want to use lightning bugs, baetis, rubber legs, streamers, and definitely a slow retrieval technique. In Helena Canyon Ferry lake is very low, and folks are doing well fishing from shore on metallic cyclone spinners.
Sharon from the Silo’s RV describes the best places to put your boat into CanyonFerryLake. For more info call 406-266-3100.
-Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says area fishing is starting to produce cut throats on dun flies.
-Todd Young from the MT Walleye Governors Cup reports from Glasgow, and says folks are really starting to pull in the walleyes in the Dry Arm Area. You can still register for the Walleye Governor’s Cup Tournament at to print the form out or call Glasgow Camber of Commerce at 406-228-2222.
-Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says the river’s are getting higher and muddier and encourages lake fishing until they clean up a bit more. 


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