Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 8/29/15
By Kamp Cook

Posted: August 29, 2015

The smoke continues to choke much of Montana, but that is not stopping us from hitting the water. If you are looking to “rip some lips” this weekend. Know before you go, with the latest statewide fishing reports.

August 29th Summaries
-Bill from Bob Wards says the Big Hole has lifted the Hoot Owl restrictions so get out and take advantage of the cooler weather. In the Bitterroot fishing the rivers is getting better and better.
-Bill from Rock Creek Marina says with the drop in lake temperatures the fishing should start picking up on the Dry Arm at FT Peck.
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 there’s been some success in the Thomson Chain of lakes.
-Dale at Don’s says hoppers are working well on Spring Creek.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says they’ve been success for walleye and perch on Tiber.
-Jim at Westside Sports in
Malta says the rising water levels on Nelson is helping to produce.
-John at Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says the few guys fishing in the smoke are still pulling in pike, bass, and perch.
-Leonard Roberts from Great Falls says the smoke is really bad in the area, and Holter is still producing.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says it’s smoky in the Hell Creek Marina area, and the salmon bite has been phenomenal.  To book your fishing trip call 406-557-2503.
-Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says area fishing is still good.
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds us you can still comment on the 2016 Fishing Regulations online and at the public comment meetings. For more information go to
-Ryan of Bob Wards says in Bozeman the Lower Madison is still best in the mornings, in Butte it’s hopper season for anglers, and in Helena Canyon Ferry is producing for those trolling a but deeper sitting at 30 plus feet.
-Scott Sunhime of Sioux Pass Outfitters & Charters talks shop and salmon fishing on Ft Peck.
Woody Schuler of Woody Lures in Townsend says despite the smoke the Yellowstone is doing really good.
Sharon at the Silos Rv & Marine says it is smoky on Canyon Ferry, and there are plenty of good reports on walleye.
-Woody for Woody’s Lures in Townsend says smoke or no smoke area fishing is still doing well.