The Captain headed over to Fort Peck last week to try his luck walleye fishing with some family and friends. They based out of Hell Creek Marina where the Captain broadcast his show last Saturday, thanks to Clint and Deb Thomas the owners of the marina. Incidentally it also happened to be the Thomas’s anniversary that day too! The week provided some great fishing and some laughs as Joe Herbold the MT Walleye Gov Cup MC and Curley Olson from Lewistown stop by the camp to say hello.
It was windy off and on for most of the week. Pretty much normal for Fort Peck. The fishing was better west by Bone Trail than it was on Snow Creek and Sutherland for the Captain. It was a Minnow and crawler bite for the most part. Leeches were effective in the afternoons. They fished in 13-16 feet of water and mostly on the wind swept main points of the lake. Oddly enough the water temperature was cooler in the bays than it was on the main lake. The walleyes were being targeted by the Captain but they caught their fair share of northern pike too. The Captain mainly pulls bottom bouncers with a slow death hook and a corky and small smiley blade. Other set ups on the boat that were successful was the traditional crawler harness with a spinner blade and a single hook with a corky and small smiley blade tipped with a minnow.
The Captain actually had real good luck for the first few days with a UV love blade/orange corky and slow death. The general consensus is color didn’t matter as long as you put your offering in front of the fish. Sunday was fun fishing for the Captain and his brother Dan as Kelley Burke and his son Nik joined them in the boat. It was windy but they managed to catch some nice walleyes and a crappie. Dan caught the biggest fish at 25 inches which was netted by Nik. Fishing is expected to only get better, if that is possible on Fort Peck as the water warms up in the next few weeks.
Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports for 11/18/17
By Kamp Cook
Up The Challenge and the Fun With A Muzzleloader
By Toby Trigger
HUGE Hibernating Bear Killed by Combine
Have Breakfast-Talk Hunting at Hunters’ Breakfast!
Landowner Rams Suspected Poacher Vehicle with Tractor
Archery Hunting Dilemma (by Brett French)
Twin Brothers Charged with Poaching a Fergus Co. Ranch
How Much Do You Think This Salmon Weighs?
Activists go insane over elephant trophies
By Moosetrack Megan
Central to Eastern Montana Fishing Report 11.15.17
Being Thankful in 2013: BEST OF Captain’s Column
Bighorn Waterfowl Beat a Day in the Office
By Jackalope Jordan
Testing Confirms First CWD Case in Montana
R3 Check Station Update: 4th Weekend
Missing Hunter Last Seen in Plains Area
Cameron and his Sheep
Helena Hunters Bag a Couple Bull Elk
Bull Moose Down!
First Buck for this Montana Hunter!
PETA complains about Billings cops handing out turkeys
Handicap Accessible Hunting Blind Debuts at Medicine Lake
Rut Gaining Steam Across Montana
Second deer found to have chronic wasting disease