The groundhog saw his shadow and we are looking at an early spring. But that is not going to stop us from taking to the hills or the ice for some winter fun. Hear the latest hunting and fishing reports from around the state, from the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.
February 6th Summaries
Bill from Bob Wards says Georgetown Lake doing really good, and in Hamilton the rivers are producing rainbows and cut throats.
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about a mule deer study that discovered a hemorrhagic disease that is affecting some mule deer in some Mountain states. Check out his article at Montanaoutdoor.com.
Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says Lake Mary Ronan Derby is going on and the ice is looking pretty good in areas.
Dale at Don’s says Spring Creek is producing trout.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says there is a bit of water on the ice for Tiber, but folks are catching trout and Northerns.
Gene Fincher the Happy Hooker talks shop and this season’s Perch Pounder Tournament, starting February 1st with door prizes being awarded February 27th.
John at Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek on Noxon Rapids Reservoir says there has been ice building in the bays.
Leonard of Roberts bait and Tackle says Francis is holding at 10 to12 inches of ice, Baileys holding at 10-12 inches, and Fresno has 10-12 inches.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says the ice on Hell Creek is holding up nicely, but warm weather may change that.
Mike Howe of A Able Charters talks shop and his trout seminar at Bretz RV and Marine in Missoula..
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds folks to be aware of the new license fees and a new base hunting license. For more information go to www.fwp.mt.gov.
Ryan of Bob Wards says February is the time to fish the Lower Madison, in Helena be safe on the ice for Canyon Ferry ice is best around the Silos with 10-11 inches of ice, and finally the perch bite is on at Holter.
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says area anglers are pulling in some nice trout.
Woody Schuler of Woody Lures in Townsend says area rivers are open.