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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 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 8.11.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. Summer weather is unpredictable and the heat can be treacherous. Stay hydrated as you fish.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 8.4.14

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Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather while […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.4.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Some rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite has been excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or […]

Upper Madison River Fishing Report – 8.1.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Hebgen Dam 1,050 cfs Kirby Ranch 1,240 fcs Varney 1,420 cfs The Madison River has been bumped a couple times over the last week in small, 10% or less increments to pulse the lower river and keep water temps cold. This little charge of cold water has helped the fishing immensely and that makes […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite continues to be excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 7-18-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 887 cfs Melrose 943 cfs Glen 1,110 cfs VISIBILTY: Clear at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to drop every day after a slight bump in the middle of the month. 993 cfs near Melrose and although flows are dropping daily, the Big Hole River is fishing well. The best fishing […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report 7.10.14 (by FishTales Outfitting)

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FLOWS: Clark Canyon Dam -  497 cfs Barretts  – 733 cfs VISIBILITY:        good at 3+ feet, some weed beds letting go because of the increase in flows The Beaverhead River flows are up slightly again after dropping during the middle of June. Now that the weather has settled into the normal hot and dry pattern […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report – 7.4.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: • Clark Canyon Dam – 388 cfs • Barretts – 550 cfs VISIBILITY: • Very good at 4+ feet, gin clear The Beaverhead River flows are up after dropping during the middle of June. Previous perception during June limited the call for water from ranchers. I expect flows will fluctuate with precipitation levels in […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 6.26.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 2,960 cfs Melrose 2,740 cfs Glen 2,980 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to fish well as the flows drop and water clears. Salmon Flies and Golden Stones are coming off along the upper river from Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site (FAS) upstream to Sportsmen’s Camp and […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 6.23.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Anglers are catching rainbow trout throughout the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are catching fish, primarily using worms, spawn or spoons, at east shore and south end access points. Boat anglers are catching some rainbows trolling cowbells tipped with worms in 5 to 30 feet of water. The walleye has been excellent mid reservoir and good […]

Upper Madison River Fishing Report – 6-20-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Hebgen 705 cfs Kirby 1,010 cfs Varney 1,610 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 3+ feet The Upper Madison River has some green color but continues to drop and clear every day after peaking on May 31sth at 5,610 cfs near Varney Bridge. The Upper Madison River from Quake Lake downstream to Ennis Lake is fishing […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 6.16.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 6-12-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 3,960 cfs Melrose 3,810 cfs Glen 4,070 cfs VISIBILTY: Good at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to drop and clear every day after peaking on May 27th at 8,610 cfs near Melrose and although flows are still on the big side the Big Hole River is fishing really well. We’re […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 6.2.14

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(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report – 5-29-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: ·         Clark Canyon Dam 378 cfs ·         Barrett’s 680 cfs ·         Dillon 140 cfs VISIBILITY: ·         4+ feet below Clark Canyon Dam. ·         Clark Canyon Creek has cleared but will have the tendency to “blow out” when there’s a substantial rain event. ·         Below Grasshopper Creek visibility is still a little dirty at 1-2 […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 5.26.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

Beaverhead River Fishing Report 5-22-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Clark Canyon Dam 230 cfs Barrett’s 443 cfs Dillon 136 cfs VISIBILITY: Good clear at 4-5 feet from the Dam. Below Grasshopper visibility is poor 1-2 feet. Clark Canyon Creek above High Bridge is adding some mud but it dilutes by the time you get past High Bridge. When there’s a substantial rain event […]