Fort Peck Summer Water Elevation Forecast is Great


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 […]

Latest Fort Peck Reservoir Research Findings & Fishing Outlooks Released


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists say lower Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have had an impact on some fish populations, but benefits are still being realized from good water years in 2008 through 2011. “Since 2011, water levels have dropped 29 feet and approximately 65,000 surface acres have been lost on Fort Peck,” said […]

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


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, […]

Final Fishing Day at Fort Peck with the Captain and Crew


Tim Frost caught and released a 30-inch walleye yesterday (pictured), during the Captain’s, Tim’s and Jim Johnson’s last day fishing Fort Peck. The Captain reported the following: It was a slower day as the hot weather is now starting to effect the fishing. Walleyes are deeper at 20-25 feet, and they are spreading out more.  […]

Registration Still Open: 2013 MT Walleye Gov Cup


The 2013 MT Walleye Gov Cup has reached 101 teams competing as of Wednesday July 3rd. The Two day walleye tourney based out of Fort Peck dam will take place July 12-13.”We are expecting over 120 teams at this years tournament,” said Todd Young, Co-Director of the Gov Cup. Last years champs, Norm Sillerud and […]

Montana Walleye Governor’s Cup Scheduled for July 12-13


The excitement for this Montana Walleye Governor’s Cup is building. The two day fishing tourney is less than two weeks away, which takes place Friday-Saturday July 12-13 based out of Fort Peck Dam. There is still time for you to sign up. They already have close to 100 teams competing and are expecting between 125-135 […]

Kelly Burke and the Captain are Reeling Em In at Rock Creek Marina

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(photo courtesy of the Captain)   Kelly Burke (pictured above), of Glasgow, is fishing Fort Peck with the Captain, and he is definitely reelin em in! They are fishing at Rock Creek Marina where they will do the Montana Outdoor Radio Show this Saturday morning to kick off the Rock Creek Walleye Tournament, which is […]

Sauger Steve and Crew Successfully Fish Fort Peck for Walleye


(All photos courtesy of Sauger Steve)   Sauger Steve Knudson and Brian & Bodie Bentley, of Billings, went fishing on Fort Peck Reservoir over the weekend. They spent two days on the water. Saturday was a good multi-species day, as they caught some nice northerns, smallmouth bass and a few walleyes. The next day, on […]

Water Levels Are on the Rise at Fort Peck–the Fishing should be “Excellent” this Summer: Captain’s Column


(photo courtesy of I was on the road last weekend to attend the State Walleye Unlimited Banquet in Glasgow. Doug Stewart of Missoula and I made the 500 mile trip. The banquet was well attended with over 700 showing up for the annual event, which was hosted by the Glasgow/Fort Peck Chapter of Walleye […]

Fort Peck Fish Should be Greedy-Brett French Radio Show Preview


Anglers at Fort Peck Reservoir should have an opportunity to catch more fish this year since northern pike numbers are at an all-time high and walleye have a strong 5-year-old age class. Heath Headley, Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologist, made the prediction based on the drop in forage fish. With fewer small fish for […]