Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 3.17.14

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This is the final ice fishing report of 2014 for Helena Area Reservoirs. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout fishing has been excellent on the south end of the reservoir using standard trout gear in less than 10 feet of water. No report for yellow perch, walleye or ling. Open water has been reported throughout the reservoir. […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 3.10.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are walking […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 3.3.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are walking […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 2/24/14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 2.24.14

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Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: The rainbow trout bite continues to be strong throughout the south end of the reservoir. Anglers are […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 2/17/14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are walking […]

Potential World Record Brown Trout Caught on Film While Ice Fishing!

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Although it isn’t officially confirmed yet, this brown trout is said to be the “largest brown trout ever filmed while ice fishing” and was caught in the Milwaukee Harbor. This brown measures one inch longer than the current IGFA world record at 39 inches and is estimated to weigh around 20 pounds! What is the […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 2.17.14

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Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: The rainbow trout bite really picked up over the past week throughout the reservoir. Successful anglers are […]

2014 Bitterroot Bash Ice Fishing Derby Canceled

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The 3rd Annual Bitterroot Bash, scheduled for March 1st-2nd on the Bitterroot Lake, has been canceled.   See the FWP report below that shows the approved ice fishing contests for 2013-2014 in Montana: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks approved a number of ice fishing contests for 2013-2014. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 2/10/14

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Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are walking on or using 4 wheelers […]

High Fins, Sharp Teeth — Hard Water Fishing with Mike Violette

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Mike Violette, born and raised in Montana, is an avid ice fisherman.  He now resides in Washington state, but his passion for ice fishing knows no boundaries. The photography that Mike produces gives people an idea of the extent of his love for hard water fishing. Whether you are just getting into ice fishing or […]

What a Difference a Week Makes: Captain’s Column (2.6.14)

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What a difference a week makes. Last week I wrote about my experience fishing in a boat below Canyon Ferry Dam on Hauser Reservoir. Well, this week, ice fishing takes the spotlight as western Montana is once again back to a winter weather normal with single digit high temperatures during the day and below zero […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 2.3.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are walking […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 2.3.14

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Anglers are reminded that ice conditions can be extremely variable on the reservoirs. Ice thickness can range from thick enough to support a vehicle to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to be caught in less than 10 feet of water between Pond 4 and […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 1.27.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Fisherman Dies In Fishing Accident at Fort Peck Reservoir

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UPDATE (1.28.14 – 12:55pm) The Captain spoke with Hell Creek Marina, and they said the accident happened this past weekend, and the area had 55 to 60 degree temps, with winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour, the day before the incident. This made for unstable and rotten ice on the main lake. However, […]