Montana Fishing Reports for February 21 2015
By Kamp Cook
Colder temperatures may have hit much on the Treasure State, but that isn’t slowing down our ability to do a little fishing. Hear the latest fishing reports from around the state, from the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.
-Bill Brown at Bob Wards says Georgetown is still doing well on salmon and trout, it’s a little slushy on top though so wear some rubber boots and stay dry and warm. In Hamilton fly fishing is doing well on the Bitterroot.
-Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette discusses state records, FWP, and his weekly article at Montanaoutdoor.com.
-Chancy at Snappy’s says the ice is holding up and Lake Mary Ronan is 10-12 inches.
-Eddie White with The Minnow Bucket in Huntley says the ice is in bad shape right now. and The Yellowstone River Huntley fishing is slow, success has been found for cat fish in the Bundy Bridge area.
-Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says the ice is not that great, but around the shores is better.
fishin’ is good on Ackley Lake for Trout from the shore or the boat.
-Gene Fincher the Happy Hooker says the 12 Annual Perch Pounder is going well with folks bringing in some good sized catches.
-Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle says Francis, Bynum, Willow Creek, Nylan, and Piscan are all open.
-Ron Aashiem says Spring Turkey applications deadline is March 5th, and the deadline to apply for Smith River floating permits was last week. For more detailed Montana hunting & fishing info go to www.fwp.mt.gov.
-Ryan from Bob Wards says fishing in the Bozeman area is awesome & in Butte The Beaverhead is fishing well. In Helena the rainbow bite is solid but the ice is dangerous so stay off the ice.
-Tyler from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says Clark Canyon folks are trolling and the ice is not safe.
– Sharon from the Silo’s RV says Canyon Ferry Reservoir is producing from the shore, and some are ice fishing once they get past the slushy areas. For more info call 406-266-3100.