The Montana Outdoor Radio Show Director Denny Bedard was out doing show research this week on some bass, and this is what he reported:
I spent about 2 and a half hours there both Monday and Tuesday. Went to the west end at the pumphouse. I was the only guy there both mornings. I didn’t start until almost 9, and with the hot, dry conditions I can imagine things would have been really great starting closer to sunrise, as by 11am things got pretty quiet.
I was just casting lures from shore. It was nice to have just a light wind at my back for some extra casting distance. Caught fish on 4 different Rapala CD 7 patterns (perch, rainbow, brown trout and fire tiger) and on a copper Mepps spinner with a brown rooster tail. It didn’t seem to matter too much what I used, it was all about presentation. The slower I retrieved, the more action there seemed to be.
All fish were in the 12-15″ range, but all good fighters. Caught 6 on Monday, 5 on Tuesday.