Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 3.17.14

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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 […]

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 […]

“I Can’t Remember When It’s Been This Bad”: Captain’s Column 3.6.14

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“I can’t remember when it has been this bad”, was the comment I have heard more than once about last weekend”s storm from some of my friends who have lived in Missoula all of their life. I would have to agree that the mixture of snow and wind that Western Montana received would be hard […]

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 […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 2.14.14

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Hunting: Mountain lion season (with hounds) is in full swing and ends April 14th. Wolf season is still going on through March 15th. 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. […]

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 […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 2.10.14

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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 fishing has slowed a bit, but some fish are being caught 10 feet of water […]

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 […]