Three Year-Old Angler Reels in Her First Largemouth Bass

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Three year-old Adelyn Tiffin was out fishing with her family at Trout Creek over the weekend and caught her very first largemouth bass, with the help of Grandpa, Alan Stohle, and Mom, Megan Tiffin.  She even reeled it in until it got to the dock, but it was a big ol 3 1/8-pounder, so that was as far […]

Montana Anglers Win 2014 North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup

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Montana anglers are representing in the 2014 North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup, which was held on Lake Sakakawea.  According to the Bismarck Tribune, out of the 252 teams that competed in the event, Glasgow resident Ken Schmidt and Billings resident Mark Jones took the tournament title with a total walleye weight of 32.51 pounds over two […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.21.14

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Canyon Ferry:  A few rainbow trout continue to be caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite has been very good with consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses, cranks or […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 7-18-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 887 cfs Melrose 943 cfs Glen 1,110 cfs VISIBILTY: Clear at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to drop every day after a slight bump in the middle of the month. 993 cfs near Melrose and although flows are dropping daily, the Big Hole River is fishing well. The best fishing […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (7.18.14)

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Hunting: Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is August 2nd in Missoula, and August 3rd in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bobwards for event details. Archery Season begins September 6th. Its a little ways down the road but better to be prepared than wait until the last minute. Federal Duck Stamps are $15 […]

Tune in to Catchin’ the Big Ones LIVE from Paradise Falls TODAY!

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Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

Dishin’ About Fishin’: Captain’s Column (7.17.14)

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In Western Montana, most rivers are still running above their normal flows for this time of the year, but their flows are coming down. The fishing, as you might expect, is also improving daily on the rivers.  Here is a river and lake fishing report that was sent in to me by JohnPerryFlyfishing.com. “Blackfoot River […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 7.14.14

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Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather while […]

Fishing Limits Removed Temporarily at Two Montana Lakes

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Fishing Limits Removed Temporarily at Camas Lake The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved removing the angling creel limits in Camas Lake effective immediately through Aug. 3. Camas Lake is 19 miles west of White Sulphur Springs in the Big Belt Mountains of the Helena National Forest. The lake is the headwaters of Big Camas […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.14.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms and/or marshmallows at traditional access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling attractors, tipped with worms, in 20-25 feet of water. The walleye bite has been consistent throughout the reservoir.  Anglers are doing well trolling in 8 […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Recreation (7.11.14)

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Hunting:     Archery Season September 6, 2014 So we know it is a little ways down the road but better to be prepared than wait until the last minute. Make sure all of your gear is in working order. Practice with your bow, we have some great deals on our stock of Field Logic Targets. Even […]

Find Out How the Captain and Crew Are Catchin’ the Big Ones Today!

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Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

Anglers in North Dakota Found with 100 Walleye Over Limit

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In North Dakota, the walleye limit for anglers is 5 per day, 10 in possession, and it is a class B misdemeanor if you exceed your possession limit.  According to a recent article on grandforksherald.com, a tip was given to the North Dakota Fish & Game Department (NDFGD) that a group of anglers were staying in a rental house and fishing […]