Montana Fishing Report 4/9/16
By Kamp Cook

Posted: April 9, 2016

The warm tempteratures have got the fish biting. Hear all of the latest statewide fishing reports, from the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

April 9th Summaries
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about his report on the study of the Missouri breaks elk. Check out his article at
Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says the fishing is picking up out of Swan Lake with a rumor of close to a 30lb pike, and good reports of fishing picking up on area waters.
Charlie at Don’s says Ackley Lake is producing Tiger Muskie.
Cindy from The Spring Mack Days says there were over 1800 fish turned Friday.
Dale at Don’s says there’s a lot of action going on, the Mighty Mo has been exceptional on walleye.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says Tiber’s East ramp by the VFW is easier to put in at.
Jason Tarwater Regional Dir National Wild Turkey Federation describes their youth and wounded veteran hunt they are working on. For more information call 785-221-6515.
Leonard of Roberts Bait and Tackle says the fishing it starting to pick up, Holter has perch and trout with an occasional walleye, and Piscan is a bit slow.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says the walleye is still a bit slow on Ft Peck. To book your fishing trip call 406-557-2503
Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says the Lower Bighole is picking up.
Rob from Ronan Sports and Western says there’s pike & small mouth bass on the lower Flathead River, and there’s still fish to be caught in the East bay of Flathead.
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says turkey hunting is on. For more information go to
Sharon at the Silos on Canyon Ferry in Helena says despite the winds, walleye are doing well on ponds 1 & 2.
Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says local fishing for perch is picking up, hitting on night crawlers.