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, […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.29.14)

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Hunting:   Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery gets underway 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 month’s Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the […]

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 […]

Upper Madison River Fishing Report – 8.10.14 (by FishTales Outfitting)

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Flows Hebgen Dam 985 cfs Kirby Ranch 1,140 fcs Varney 1,300 cfs The Madison River has dropped after a recent pulse to help cool the river off which has certainly helped the fish and anglers alike. Expect your best fishing early and late on hot bright days, although hoppers have been effective right through the […]

Whitefish and Lake Trout Fishing Report by Jiggin Jim Vashro

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Jiggin Jim Vashro whitefish and lake trout fishing report from Flathead Lake on Wednesday, August 6th: I put in another 3 hours this morning. No whitefish. So my friend must have crossed paths with some whitefish chasing perch fry. My guess is that if you can find perch fry you’ll find whitefish but there aren’t […]

Mountain Man Fly Fishing Report for the Week of 8.4.14

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The Mountain Man reports the following for fly fishing in western Montana: Spruce moth action is in full force on the Blackfoot and Rock Creek.  Size 10 splayed winged tan elk hair caddis is currently a great pattern to use.  Also, there is good carp fishing on the upper Missouri, and small woolly buggers or streamers are working.  You […]

Upper Salmon River Chinook Fishery Report – June 23rd

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Brent Beller, Fisheries Technician for Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission with Idaho Department of Fish and Game – Region 7 has the following report for the opening weekend Chinook fishery on the upper Salmon River: Chinook fishing opened on the upper Salmon River this past weekend, and fish were being caught right away. The river […]

Fishing for Fishing Information: Captain’s Column (6.19.14)

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With all the high water and possible flooding from the Spring Run-off we were suppose to have this year I was a little taken back when I noticed earlier this week that we were under normal precipitation this year for Western Montana. On Monday the year to date precipitation that Missoula received was 6.94 inches. […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.16.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite slowed a bit throughout the reservoir. A few shoreline anglers caught fish at traditional access points using worms, spawn or Powerbait. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 20 feet of water. The walleye bite has been good mid reservoir and fair throughout […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.9.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has been consistent throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers continue to have success at traditional access points using worms, spawn or Powerbait. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 20 feet of water. The walleye bite is heating up mid reservoir and throughout the […]

Join the Captain and Crew on 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 […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.2.14

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Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has slowed. Shoreline anglers are having some success using worms, Powerbait or while fly fishing with nymphs.  Boat anglers are catching a few rainbows on the north end of the reservoir trolling cowbells tipped with worms. Walleye are on the bite and anglers are doing well on the south end […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (5.23.14)

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Hunting:     Spring Black Bear season closes on May 31-June15th depending on the area. Make sure you know what the closing date is for your favored stomping grounds. Bozeman Fishing: Upper Madison-a little muddy but still okay fishing, dry fly fishing is not a good choice right now. Use egg patterns, stoneflies, and dark colored woolly […]

Fishing, Fishing and More Fishing: Captain’s Column (5.22.14)

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The first three day holiday weekend is fast approaching. This Memorial Day Weekend should offer some good fishing opportunities for families on lakes across Montana. The National Weather Service is forecasting warmer temperatures and that the rivers, which are already high, will continue to rise into the weekend. Fishing on the rivers will be tough […]

Limiting Out Opening Day at Lake Mary Ronan

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The Captain did the Montana Outdoor Radio Show live from Lake Mary Ronan state campground Saturday morning, and started fishing at 2pm, limiting out on salmon not long after.  The report? Opening day at Lake Mary Ronan went well! “I missed a lot of bites but managed to get my limit by 6pm,” said the Captain. “Most anglers seemed to be […]

Missouri River Paddlefish Report

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The search for the prehistoric river monster continues here in Big Sky country. Our paddlefishing guru, Glen Siroky, recently checked in with a paddlefishing update. Catch and Release for Paddlefish continues to be hot on the Upper Missouri River (White Tag) Area and will continue throughout June 15th. River flows have dropped to 15,100 cfs, but still plenty […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 5-15-15 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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Big Hole River Fishing Report 5-15-15 FLOWS: Maiden Rock 2730 cfs Melrose 2,550 cfs Glen 2,570 cfs VISIBILITY: Good at 2-3 feet typical tea color. The Big Hole River has been dropping steadily after a big jump to nearly 5000 cfs due to the freezing nighttime temperatures and although it’s only a matter of time […]

Join the Captain and Crew on “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 […]

Upper Salmon River Weekend Steelhead Summary Report (4/20/14)

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This weekend on the upper Salmon River, the majority of anglers were once again found upstream of Basin Creek, in location code 19. Few anglers were found downstream in location codes 17 and 18. Interviewed anglers in location code 17 averaged 16 hours per steelhead caught and 32 hours per steelhead kept. In location code […]