Montana Fishing Reports 8/30/14
By Kamp Cook
Its time for the much deserved long Labor Day weekend. If you are looking to take advantage of the last few days of summer, you can hear all the latest hunting and fishing reports from around Montana.
August 30th Summaries
-Bill Brown at Bob Wards says it’s time to get geared up for that early archery season. In the Hamilton area The Bitterroot River is just getting better and better for fly fishing. In the Missoula area the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Blackfoot are doing well.
Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette talks weather, area anglers, and discusses this week’s post.
-Chancy at Snappy’s says area river fishing has been excellent.
-Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says recently for those trolling Tiber Dam it’ been good.
-John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says the pike have been tremendous!
-Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle says on Holter you got to go down about 30ft of water.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says it’s officially Fall for fishing Ft Peck but you need to go down 30-35 feet to see any real success. Anyone looking to book a Fall Hunting trip call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
-Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says there’s great smallmouth bass fishing on the Lower Flathead River.
-Ron Aashiem says the upland game bird season opens Monday September 1st. To get more information go online to www.fwp.mt.gov.
Ruth Ann North at Tiber Marina says it was raining pretty good lately.
-Ryan from Bob Wards says in Bozeman the temps are still high so mornings are best on the Lower Madison. In Butte there are some river closures due to drought conditions, and in Helena Canyon Ferry Lake trout fishing has been pretty solid for those hitting on the North side by the dam and Cemetery Island.
-Sharon from the Silo’s RV says there’s lots going at Canyon Ferry Reservoir starting Sunday August 30th. For more info call 406-266-3100.
-Shawn Plakke Elk Hunting Guru has the early tips to help with hunting season.
-Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says the kokannee are gathering up the mouth of the Tobacco.
-Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says White Sulphur Springs area water is is better then before, and the lakes are doing good mostly in the mornings and evenings.