The special permit deadline is coming and fishing opportunites are poping up all over the state. Hear the latest statewide hunting and fishing reports, from the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.
March 12th Summaries
Bill from Bob Wards says Georgetown Lake still has 25 inches of ice. In Hamilton fly fishing on the Bitterroot has been good.
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about getting your permits, the warmer weather, and his article at Montanaoutdoor.com.
Charlie at Don’s says the Missouri River is wide open, and night crawlers & minnows are working.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says the ice is gone off of Tiber.
John at Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says pike fishing is starting up on Noxon Rapids Reservoir.
Leonard of Roberts Bait and Tackle says the area waters are open, and Holter is producing walleye.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says there’s a lot of open water out there and the ice should not be trusted. To book your fishing trip call 406-557-2503
Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says the fishing is picking up.
Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says Lake Mary Ronan still has some ice.
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds of the Tuesday deadline for dear elk permits and some of the new regulations. For more information go to www.fwp.mt.gov.
Ryan of Bob Wards says in Helena maggots are getting the bite for perch & trout, In the Bozeman area the lower Madison is fishing well, in Butte Clark Canyon has been tough fishing during the last week and Georgetown Lake is producing in the early hours.
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says the rainbows are biting on crawling down deep, and on the reservoir the bull trout are still biting for those trolling slow.
Todd Young of the Montana Walleye Governors Cup says fishing been busy but slow on FT Peck this past week, with some an occasional Northern coming in.