With mixed reports on ice and a handful of hunting seasons continuing across Montana, there are stil a lot of great opportunities to get outside. Hear all of the latest hunting and fishing reports from around the state, from the latest edition of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.
January 16th Summaries
Bill from Bob Wards says Georgetown Lake is still doing well for ice fisherman, in Hamilton Como Lake is doing really good along the shore line.
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about his article at Montanaoutdoor.com.
Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says they have warmer weather last week so be aware of ice conditions.
Charlie at Don’s says Ackley Lake is fishing well.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says there ahs been some 12lb walleye pulled out of Tiber.
Jack Baker reports from Hebgin Lake on the North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament.
Jim at Westside Sports in Malta says the ice on Nelson is 12 – 15 inches
John Olberg of East Helena shares his chili story that his High Country Seasoning prize helped him win
Leonard of Roberts bait and Tackle says the ice is building out there on many Montana lakes like Francis with 12 inches, Baileys with 10-12 inches, and Fresno has 10-12 inches.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says Hell Creek is slick and you should chain up before heading down, and the ice is still building 3-4 inches on average currently. Devils Creek has 12-14 ice on it catching Northerns and others. To book your hunting trip you can call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says the ice fishing is continuing and earlier is better.
Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says Nine Pipes and Pablo is open for ice fishing.
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says the final meetings for public comments for the 2016 big game seasons are this week. For more information go to www.fwp.mt.gov.
Ryan of Bob Wards says continue being cautious on the ice, and the closer you get to Ennis the more ice you will find, in Butte Clark Canyon is fishing fair for ling around the dam.
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says Winter finally caught up with the area, and the ice is fine for fishing and be careful of slush spots so you don’t loose your augers.