Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 2/20/16
By Kamp Cook

Posted: February 20, 2016

Warm weather is closing some opportunites to fish and opening new ones. We got lots a great reports from around the state this week.
February 20th Summaries
Bill from Bob Wards says Georgetown Lake is still doing really well for trout and salmon. In Hamilton the Upper Bitterroot is doing well.
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about the warmer weather and his article at
Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says warmer weather is causing the ice to deteriorate quickly.
Chris of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says the warmer weather has improved area fishing
Dale at Don’s says the ice is off the Missouri River and the rivers are starting to take off.
Gene Fincher the Happy Hooker says Region 1 Ice Fishing is being affected by the warmer weather, and share a “odder” ice fishing story.
Jim at Westside Sports in Malta says there still fishable ice on Nelson.
John at Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek on Noxon Rapids Reservoir says the bays are open.
Kiel from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says Clark Canyon has ice, but would be cautious heading out on it.
Leonard of Roberts bait and Tackle says Willow Creek on Tiber is holding at 10-12 inches and Fresno still has ice.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says the Ice Fishint Tournament on Hell Creek has been cnacelled. To book your fishing trip call 406-557-2503
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds folks March 15th is the deadline for applying for Deer and Elk permits. For more information go to
Ryan of Bob Wards says The Gallatin and Upper Madi continue to produce, and in Helena check the ice and be safe on Canyon Ferry.
Sharon at the Silos on Canyon Ferry in Helena insist nothing with wheels on the ice.
Steve Harada From Wolf Point Reports on Record Walleye
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says Winter may not be over, but the warmer weather makes if feel look it.
Todd Young of the Montana Walleye Governors Cup says there’s been 44 teams already entered for this year’s tournament, and the max is 200 so get your entries in as soon as possible.
Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle says fishing Holter last week was great, with lots of open water.