Montana Statewide Hunting and Fishing Reports 10/17/15
By Kamp Cook

Posted: October 17, 2015

The Captain went on an adventure to eastern Montana this week, to chase some birds and possibly some antleope. Meanwhile at the command center, we compiled reports from all over the state. Find out this week’s hot hunting and fishing spots, from the latest episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

October 17th Summaries
-Bill from Bob Wards says the Bitterroot River is doing really for those nymphing. In the Missoula area ———Brown’s Lake and Georgetown Lake are fishing well.
-Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette reports on his Canyon Ferry fishing trip, and shares some details from his weekly article at
-Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says the Flathead River is getting some whitefish down in the river.
-Chris of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says The Bighole, Upper Rock Creek, Jefferson, and the Madison are the places to be.
-Cindy from The Fall Mack Days says anglers are not complaining about the weather for fishing, with 769 macks pulled in Last Friday 10/16/15.
-Dale at Don’s says Spring Creek is starting producing browns.
-Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says folks are catching Northerns, and this is the time of year to get those big walleye on Tiber.

-Leonard Roberts from Great Falls says Holter is getting a few trout and there’s salmon going on at Piscan.
-Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says the Lower Flathead River is producing some nice catch and release rainbows and cutthroat trouts.
-Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says this years Youth Hunt just concluded and was successful for our young hunters. To comment or get more information go to
-Ryan of Bob Wards says in Bozeman the Gallatin is fishing well in the later hours with October Caddis, in Butte the Bighole is having success, and in Helena the Mighty Mo is doing really well in the mornings and evenings.
-Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says the Fall weather is definitely supporting area hunters, and not a lot of reports from area anglers.