Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 1/23/16
By Kamp Cook

Posted: January 23, 2016

Lots and lots of fishing opportunities are available through the ice, all over the state of Montana. ear al of the latest reprots from border to border of Big Sky country. From the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

January 23rd Summaries
Bill from Bob Wards says Georgetown Lake is still doing well for kokannee, in Hamilton Como Lake is doing really along the North end.
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about his article on about the effects of closing Federal Roads have had on the hunting harvest at
Charlie at Don’s says Ackley Lake is still fishing well for rainbow trout.
Chris from the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says it’s a nymphing game out there for area anglers.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says folks are catching Northerns, trout, and perch.
Dan Zitto & Zach Dekay 2nd Place Winners of the NAIFC Qualifier on Hebgen Lake talk shop and their plans for the Championship in December
John at Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek on Noxon Rapids Reservoir says there’s ice in the bays and most are fishing for walleye, and others have started fishing for pike and perch.
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 and they are catching a few Northerns up there.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says the ice is 7-9 inches in the bay. To book your hunting trip you can call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says Nine Pipes, Kicking Horse, Pablo, South Crow, and Lake Mary Ronan for kokannee salmon beware the ice out there.
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
Ryan of Bob Wards says the Gallatin is looking good theses days, being cautious on the ice, in Butte the ice is holding well and hosts the 31st Annual Stan Schafer Memorial Fishing Tournament January 30th 7am to 4pm.
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says the recent rain and weather is affecting the ice and recommends letting it build up before venturing out on it currently.