Montana Hunting and Fishing Report 8/22/15
By Kamp Cook

Posted: August 22, 2015

Smoke on the water and fire in the trees. As wildfire season continues to choke us out, the fishing is also on fire. Hear all the latest hunting and fishing reports from around Big Sky Country. From the most recent edition on the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

August 22nd Summaries
Bill from Bob Wards says the Hoot Owl Seasons are off on the Bitterroot, and the fishing has been doing really well. In Missoula the Clark Fork has doing well, and the afternoons are a great time to get out there with hoppers.
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette stirs it up this week with the Wilks Brother’s possible land exchange proposal in his weekly article at
Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says the Lake Superior White Fish have slowed a bit on Flathead Lake.
Dale at Don’s says there is a lot of fishing still going on at Spring Creek.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says they’ve been limiting out on walleye for those on Tiber.
Jim Lowe Reports on his Huge Rainbow caught that is featured on
John at Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says the Cabinet Gorge is still the place to be for walleye, and the Bass Tournament.
Leonard Roberts from Great Falls says Holter is still producing perch, and the walleye are nice eating size.
Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says the fishing the Bighole is good in the mornings.
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds us the 2016 Fishing Regulations are open to public comment. For more information go to
Ryan of Bob Wards says in Bozeman reports are coming in from the Lower Madison recently (best in the mornings), in Butte dry fly fishing has been good on the Bighole, and in Helena the Blackfoot River continues to do well in the mornings and to be aware of the Hoot Owl Restrictions.
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says the fire and smoke is big news, and the local streams are a bit slow with the lower water levels.
Woody Schuler of Woody Lures in Townsend says despite the smoke the Yellowstone is doing really good.