The warm temperatures are putting a strain on ice fishing opportunities, but their is still a ton of great fishing to be had. Hear the latest outdoor reports from around the state.
February 7th Summaries
Bill Brown at Bob Wards says Georgetown is doing well, and in Hamilton the fly fishing is producing.
Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette goes on ski patrol and describes his weekly article at Montanaoutdoor.com.
Chancy at Snappy’s says last week’s Tournament on Lake Mary Ronan was a great success for anglers.
Dale at Don’s in Lewistown says this could be the last good weekend for ice fishing.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says the ice is looking better.
Eddie White with The Minnow Bucket in Huntley says the ice at Castle Rock isn’t safe but Crooked Creek is.
Gene Fincher the Happy Hooker discusses the 12 Annual Perch Pounder, and says there has been some large fish pulled in already.
Jim at Westside Sports says the ice is good.
John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says Noxon Rapids Reservoir there is open ice and some of the bays are still sporting ice though.
Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle says the ice on Holter is not safe.
Marshall Johnson The Eastern MT/North Dakota Regional Director of The Mule Deer Foundation discusses their primary function and how to contribute.
Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says there have been some success on pike on the Lower River below the Dam.
Ron Aashiem says the permit deadline for Smith River floating permits is the 19th. For more detailed Montana hunting & fishing info go to www.fwp.mt.gov.
Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says the warmer weather has made the ice slushy and slippery.
Tyler from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says Clark Canyon has been affected by this warmer weather and the higher winds are going to start chewing up the ice especially along the shore.
Trevor Johnson of Kits Tackle says with the warmer weather the open water is producing and is a huge opportunity in the shallows.
Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says Bear Lake did well last week.