This week the Captain’s and my adventures took us to Rock Creek Marina, located on the south east side of Fort Peck Reservoir in the area known as the Dry Arm, near Fort Peck, MT. What a place on one of the most incredible fisheries in the world! Though it is in a bit of a remote area they have it all at RCM on the shores of Fort Peck, from cabins, to full service campsites, to a boat ramp, docks and fuel for your boat, to live bait, tackle and even a cafe. Best of all from this location you can find more than 50 different species of fish right out your door! In just a few days The Captain and I were able to land walleye, northern pike, small-mouth bass, perch, and even a huge catfish, all just a short boat ride away from the dock. In fact several folks were landing huge northern pike fishing right off the dock.
Fort Peck Reservoir is 134 miles long and as much as 220 feet deep with 1,600 miles of shoreline and 240,000 acres of surface area, so there is lots of room to roam and find your special spot containing the species you are looking for. Best of all Bill, the owner (pictured below in his boat) and his staff are eager to give you tips and directions to find the hot spots. Plus all the “regulars” that frequent this incredible place were all helpful to us and did not mind sharing their local knowledge and pointed Cap and I to their favorite hot spots. So just ask when you are there. I highly suggest you make a trip to Rock Creek Marina very soon, you won’t be disappointed. The phone number to make your reservation is (406) 485-2560. Pictured above is a first ever catch for me, a 34 1/2 inch channel catfish weighing 18 pounds, imagine the size of the State record caught on Fort Peck as well, which weighed almost 39 pounds! Below are a couple more pictures of some of Captain’s and my favorite catches from this week.
5/19/2016, Rock Creek Marina on Fort Peck Reservoir, By Downrigger Dale