Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.1.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout has picked up using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite picked back up past week as the water temperature cools.  Try fishing 20 to 45 feet of […]

Bitterroot River Fising Report by The Kingfisher Fly Shop (8.30.14)

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BITTERROOT RIVER FISHING REPORT: Visit www.kingfisherflyshop.com for more information The Bitterroot is the hot spot right now. Hecubas, tricos, big PMDs. For as frustrating as the Bitterroot has been this summer, it’s about time that it started being good and reliable. For dries, use large parachute adams, PMDs, Small baetis, purple hazes, tricos, drakes, caddis, […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (8.29.14)

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Hunting: Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery opens September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this months Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the gear […]

Tune into Catchin’ the Big Ones TODAY with the Captain and Crew Live from Paradise Falls!

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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 […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 8.28.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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(Report by Michael Stack FishTales Outfitting LLC) FLOWS: Maiden Rock 560 cfs Melrose 650 cfs Glen 751 cfs VISIBILITY: Clear at 3+ feet with the usual “tea color” The Big Hole River has rolled off from a recent bump up to 900 cfs due to series of severe thunderstorms that dropped considerable precipitation. This type […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 8.26.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. Summer weather is unpredictable and the heat can be treacherous. Stay hydrated as you fish.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on […]

Dog Days…Night Moves! (by Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle)

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“Workin’ on our night moves, trying to lose the awkward teenage blues” You totally just sang along with it didn’t you?!?! Everybody has to love Bob Segar and it brings me right back to my awkward high school days! But the heck with Bob Segar and the high school blues…this is about the pursuit of […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.25.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught by boat anglers, using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite really slowed down this past week due to the current weather pattern.  Try […]

Grouper Fish Eats Four-Foot Shark in One Bite!

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This awesome video of a grouper fish swallowing a four-foot shark whole has been getting a lot of attention lately. Although grouper have a stout body and a large mouth designed for swallowing their prey whole, they don’t usually go after sharks. You may remember the video we posted of a goliath grouper swallowing a […]

Tune Into 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 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report 8/18/14

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EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 8/18/14 COMPILED BY Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. Summer weather is unpredictable and the heat can be treacherous. Stay hydrated as you fish. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly […]

Public Comment Sought on Proposed 2014-2015 Ice Fishing Derbies

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on fishing contests proposed for the upcoming winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. Applications for contests may be approved, denied, or approved with conditions.  […]