Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 4/23/16
By Kamp Cook

Posted: April 23, 2016

Spring temperatures have fishing red hot, plus spring turkey and spring bear seasons are both underway in Montana. Hear all the latest hunting and fishing reports from around the state. From the latest episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

April 23rd Summaries
Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette shares his report on MT Fish Wildlife and Parks and Federal funding for use around Flathead Lake. Check out his article in detail at
Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says area trout fishing is doing well in the morning.
Cindy from The Spring Mack Days says there were over 27,000 fish turned so far this tournament.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says Tiber is starting to come up, and there have been some nice reports out of the Bootlegger.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says they are still waiting on their annual permit for Hell Creek from MT FWP, To book your hunting trip you can call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says the nice weather has really helped and you can start fishing on the Bighole, and Madison is fishing really well.
Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says moose, sheep, and goat deadline is May 1st. For more information go to
Ryan of Bob Wards says in Helena The Mighty MO’ is on fire for BWO’s right now & the walleye bite is picking up on Canyon Ferry for those getting their boats out in the water. In the Bozeman area, the Caddis Hatch has started on the lower Madison and the Upper Madi is fishing well. In Butte, area fly fishing anglers are catching up to 30 or 40 fish with each adventure out by matching their local menus.
Sharon at the Silos on Canyon Ferry in Helena says the diehard angler may do well despite the upcoming weather forecast.
Todd Young of the Montana Walleye Governors Cup says now that they are full, there’s still a lot to be done.