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 […]

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 […]

Effects of Weather on Fishing: Captain’s Column 3.13.14

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The weather this week in Western Montana is still in the news with higher daytime temperatures melting snow and turning precipitaton to rain instead of snow in the valleys. Because of this, the fishing reports are coming in a little slow. Remember your 2014 Montana Fishing License is needed to fish Montana waters. This time […]

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 2/17/14

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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 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 […]

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 […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 1.27.14

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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 10 feet of water or less between Pond 4 and […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 1.20.14

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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 […]

The Macman Dubs Pablo Reservoir the “Hottest Perch Fishery in Western Montana”

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Fishermen:  Finally Pablo Reservoir is open and, as of yesterday,  I would tag it as  the hottest perch fishery in Western Montana, judging from all the reports  I’ve received.  There were reports of guys taking home as many as 100.  Steve Speckert of  Polson said he landed the biggest perch he’s caught in 30 years. […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 1.13.14

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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 safe access to open water. Extreme caution should be used when accessing the ice. Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught primarily between Pond 4 and the Silos using jigs or ice flies […]

“Mr. Ice Fishing” to be Interviewed on the Montana Outdoor Radio Show Tomorrow

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Fishing report for Hebgen Lake: Fishing has been fairly good in mornings, slowing down mid-morning, with some fish caught throughout rest of day.  Jigs and spoons tipped with wax and mill worms and plastics seem to be working best. Ice is good;  some slush in areas, so be careful.  (report via Steve) This report comes […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons 1.10.14

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Hunting:     Trapping, Wolf, and Mountain Lion seasons are still a go.  Archery closes January 15th and duck and goose season closes January 14th, so get out there and enjoy the last weekend. Bozeman Fishing: Nymph fishing is still your best bet.  Focus on using larger patterns and use smaller midges and nymphs as […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.30.13

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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 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.22.13

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Report compiled by Carol Henckell 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 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.16.13

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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 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.2.13

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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 and some days wind can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are […]

Montana Fishing Report by the Macman

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Fishermen: Cold weather, no snow, and calm conditions have created the perfect combination for early ice fishing. So far I’ve found Crow Reservoir and Turtle Lake both have good safe ice. East Bay is a little iffy but do- able on the shoreline. Chancey Jescke from Snappys Sports Senter has been on McWeggener. Georgetown Lake […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 11/25/13

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Happy Thanksgiving! 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 and some days wind can be a big factor. Keep an eye on the weather while you are out there and stay safe. Good […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 10.28.13

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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 and some days wind can be a big factor. Keep an eye on the weather while you are out there and stay safe. […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.28.13

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*NOTE: This is the FINAL fishing report for the following Helena area waters for the season. Winter fishing reports will resume approximately January 1st Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to be caught from shore using worms, spoons or crankbaits. A few walleye are being caught throughout the reservoir using crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or […]