Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 4.14.14

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

Fort Peck Summer Water Elevation Forecast is Great

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This morning, our lake elevation is 2225.13.  All boat access points on Fort Peck will be useable this year including Crooked Creek.  The bottom of Crooked Creek Boat Ramp is 2225.0 so water is now at the bottom of the ramp.  Crooked Creek Boat Ramp should be useable in May with the elevation predicted to […]

Upper Salmon River Weekend Summary Report (4/13/14)

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This past weekend on the upper Salmon River, the vast majority of anglers were found in location code 19 between the Sawtooth Hatchery and the Yankee Fork.  No interviews were obtained downstream of Salmon due to minimal angler pressure. Interviewed anglers in location code 17, between the Lemhi and Pahsimeroi Rivers, had the best average […]

19th Annual Jordan Tough/Guy Walleye Tournament

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WHAT: 19th Annual Jordan Tough/Guy Walleye Tournament WHEN: April 19, 2014 * Fishing from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm DETAILS: $75 per 2 person team. Big walleye and northern pots $10 each per team. Rules meeting 7:30 am. Can pay on Saturday Morning. Launch from Hell Creek Marina. Annual Jordan Banquet Friday April 18. Prime Rib, […]

MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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Montana Outdoor’s Top Stories of the Week:  Montana Rattlesnake Den Up Close…Maybe Too Close for Comfort…see the video here. CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake…read more here. Doesn’t Anybody Work Anymore? Captain had Great Success on Flathead Lake’s East Bay…read about it here. Good Ol Montana Bass Fishing…read where here. Tongue River […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.11.14)

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Hunting:   Spring Turkey Season opens April 12th Spring Black Bear opens April 15th Don’t forget to take your bear ID test in order to get your black bear tags. Moose/Sheep/Goat special permits are due Thursday May 1st.  Grab the new regulations and look them over closely. There are lots of changes this year. Bozeman […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.11.14)

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Hunting: Mountain Lion (w/ Hounds) season continues until April 14th. This weekend (April 12th) marks the start of spring turkey. Spring black bear opens April 15th. Gear up! Be sure to pick up your regulations for moose, goat and sheep. There are lots of changes this year so look them over closely. Fishing:           Canyon Ferry […]

Montana Fishing Film Festival This Saturday in Missoula

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Fishing film festivals and tours are like a Spring flu epidemic that travels through Montana every year. The only difference is the “sick” fishing action featured in these films is most likely something Montanans will never see except on the big screen. And sure, that’s great, it’s like that with ski films too.  I can […]

UPPER MADISON RIVER FISHING REPORT-04-10-14 (by Michael Stack of FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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CONDITIONS: FLOW Current Madison River flows Hebgen Dam 963 cfs Kirby 1,040 cfs Varney 1,210 cfs VISIBILITY Very clear at 3+ feet. The Upper Madison remains closed from Quake Lake downstream to McAtee Fishing Access Site (FAS) and again from Ennis FAS downstream to Ennis Lake FAS until the general season opener Saturday May 17th. […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 4.7.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind and even snow can still be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather while […]

“Doesn’t Anybody Work Anymore?”–The Captain has a Great Day at East Bay

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The Captain took advantage of the nice weather and excellent reports out of Flathead Lake to go perch fishing Tuesday. Temperatures were in the low 70′s but the wind kept it cooler. The water temp reached a high of 49.4 degrees. Matt Swenson from Missoula and Dick Zimmer “The Macman” went along. There were plenty […]

Pine Grove Pond Opens for the Season on Saturday, April 12

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Pine Grove Pond, a family fishing pond and access area, will open to the general public for the season on Saturday, April 12. According to FWP Fisheries Manager Mark Deleray, the pond and access, located near Rose Crossing on the outskirts of Kalispell, hosts many thousands of angler days over the spring and summer and […]

Steelhead Report on Idaho Rivers via Idaho Fish & Game

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This past weekend on the upper Salmon River, the majority of anglers were found above Ellis in location codes 18 and 19, but anglers downstream of Salmon were still catching steelhead as well. Anglers interviewed in location code 15, downstream of North Fork, averaged 13 hours per steelhead caught and 29 hours per steelhead kept. […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.4.14)

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Hunting: Spring Bear season starts April 15th and Spring Turkey starts April 13th.  Mountain lion season (with hounds) ends April 14th.  Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting.  And make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board. Fishing:        Canyon […]

BIG HOLE RIVER FISHING REPORT-4-03-14 (by FishTales Outfitting, LLC)

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CONDITIONS: FLOW Current Big Hole River flows Maiden Rock 481 cfs Melrose 596 cfs Glen 553 cfs VISIBILITY Good 3+ feet. Visibility is still good but better from Melrose upstream. 2+ feet further down near Pennington Bridge. Currently river flows have dropped as evening temperatures below freezing are keeping flows fairly low, clear and stable. […]