Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 4.14.14

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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 […]

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 […]

INSANELY HUGE Fort Peck Trophy Lake Trout

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Fort Peck boasts some monsters in its water, but WOW!  Check out the humongous lake trout that Jason Mitchell (of Jason Mitchell Outdoors– Season 13 – Episode 14) trolled for, using Salmo Perch 8SDR crankbaits, along the face of the Fort Peck dam in late October of 2012.  He found lake trout stacked in less than fifteen […]

The Browns Still Bite in the Bitterroot, Even When the Fishing Is Slow!

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Clayton Larsen and Hilary Brazington recently fished the Bitterroot River, just north of Belle Crossing, near Stevensville, and, although the fishing was slow, they caught four nice browns!  Hilary is pictured below with one of their catches of the day. Nice work, fellow anglers!  Keep those pictures coming!

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 1.5.14

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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. […]

Hebgen Lake/Henry’s Lake Ice Fishing Report – 12.11.13

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The following report was submitted by Jan Stoddard regarding Hebgen Lake/Henry’s Lake: Ice is forming on Hebgen Lake with hard water anglers already out on the narrows (Madison Arm) eastern end of the lake. Ice measures 11″ thick out 30′ yards from the north shore along the western/Hebgen Lake dam end of the lake. Some […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.9.13

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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 […]

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 11.18.13

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

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 11.11.13

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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 […]

Fishing in the Northwest: Captain’s Column

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Hunting is in full swing whether you are a waterfowl, pheasant, antelope, deer, elk or wolf hunter. Hunting presents quite few opportunities but reports that I have received indicate anglers are still out there having some fun. I spoke with the Mountain Man John Perry the local outfitter out of the Rock Creek area and […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 11.4.13

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

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 10.21.13

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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 […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 10.21.13

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Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cowbells, crankbaits or attractants, tipped with worms or maggots, around 20 feet. Shoreline anglers are doing well using worms, Powerbait, woolly buggers or bead head nymphs. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end and mid-reservoir using crankbaits or jigs (green, yellow or perch […]

World-Record Tiger Muskie Caught in Idaho

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Ed Kalinowski, of New Meadows, Idaho, doesn’t need to play “hooky”, he hooks his fish after school. Kalinowski, the principal of the local school landed the new world-record tiger muskie on an after-school fishing outing with a buddy this summer. Kalinowski was fishing on Little Payette Lake on Aug. 6, 2013. He was slow-trolling a […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 9.30.13

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