Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 1/24/15
By Kamp Cook
Good fishing and good ice is to be had around the Treasure state. Hear all the latest hunting and fishing reports from across Montana, from the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.
January 24th Summaries
Anthony Rodriguez and Chad Schwaub, winners of the 2015 NAIFC Ice Fishing Tournament on Hebgin Lake, talk about the ice fishing on the reservoir.
Bill Brown at Bob Wards says Brown’s Lake is doing out in the middle, but not so much towards the East Bay. In Hamilton the warmer weather is a great time to fly fish and bobber up for Whitefish.
Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette talks Brucellosis from his weekly article at Montanaoutdoor.com from the Mobile Command Center in Billings.
Dale at Don’s in Lewistown says area ice fishing has been good, and is producing good Northern fishing in the bays of Crooked Creek.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says there’s catching Northerns on Tiber.
Eddie White with The Minnow Bucket in Huntley says Castle Rock has 12 inches of ice, and open water on the dam side and there is some great fishing on Crooked Creek.
Gene Fincher the Happy Hooker discusses the various tournaments in Montana and the Upcoming Perch Pounder.
-Jack Baker reports on the Hebgin Lake 4th Annual NAIFC Ice Fishing tournament starting January 18th.
John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says the pike are picking up on Noxon Rapids Reservoir.
Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle says Holter only has 7 inches of ice on it currently so be carefulm and Francis and Baileys are sitting at 12 inches and looking good.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says it’s time to start getting ready for the 10th Annual Hell Creek Ice Fishing Tournament February 7th. Anyone looking to plan a Summer fishing trip call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says Nine Pipe & Pablo Reservoir have been open, and there have been pulling some nice bass out of Nine Pipes.
Ron Aashiem says waterfowl season has closed, and there is still some good news for those looking for bison. You can get more info at www.fwp.mt.gov.
Ryan from Bob Wards says in Bozeman Nymphing on the Gallatin is the way to go. In Butte ice fishing on the Ruby was good this past week. In the Helena, Canyon Ferry has good ice around the Silos.
Sharon from the Silo’s RV says the perch fishing has been slow, and there’s been a great turn out for their Broadwater Lions Perch Derby also. For more info call 406-266-3100.
Tyler from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon talks about the Ice Fishing Tournament going on this weekend and the 3rd Annual Coyote Derby this past January 16th to 18th.
Trevor Johnson of Kits Tackle says check the weather and there is awesome fishing opportunities in the Helena area.
Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says Shields and Yellowstone are opening up, but be careful on the ice out there because the river likes to eat it up from underneath.