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 […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 1.6.13

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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 fishing has been slow, but a few fish are being caught from the Sillos to […]

A Successful Day of Fishing with Pat Volkmar and Crew

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Another great fishing trip for NMS/EMS hooked on fishing not drugs.  We had 23 kids from Lincoln, EMS, NMS, GFHS & CMR.  This was a great trip with almost perfect weather.  Bynum Reservoir is a great place to take kids fishing. Over 300 perch were caught, and most will be used in local schools for dissection programs.  […]

Harvesting Wolves and Solid Ice – MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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Ice fishing is still benefiting from this cold weather with good solid inches of ice and lakes are getting more populated by anglers and their ice shacks. There is no wonder the most popular story on www.MontanaOutdoor.com was the Montana Fishing Report for North/Northwest/South Montana. CLICK HERE to listen and read these reports from Chancy, Leonard […]

Good Montana Ice Fishing and Fresh Powder in the MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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The temperatures have been in the single digits and below zero keeping the skiers and snowboarders indoors but getting the anglers running to their ice holes. Bozeman area lakes are hot with trout, northern pike are what’s good on Seeley Lake and other good reports all over the state. Listen and read the reports we […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 1/8/13

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EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 1/8/13 COMPILED BY Carol Henckel Please be advised that ice conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Also, use extreme caution on the ice at all times. Good luck fishing from the Montana […]

Register Now for the West Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament!

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Register now for the 2nd Annual West Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake Tournament, an official North American Ice Fishing Circuit qualifier. It is a three-day event from February 1-3 with cash payouts of up to $21,000 plus thousands in equipment prizes.  Fishing workshops and seminars take place on Friday evening and Saturday, culminating with the World Class Competition […]

Sunriser Lions Ice Fishing Derby Draws 300+ Anglers – Montana Ice Fishing Derby Tracker

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Smith Lake held a very successful 42nd annual Sunriser Lions Ice Fishing Derby that attracted over three hundred anglers. Not only was this successful but this event is probably the oldest ice fishing derby in Montana.  Anglers of all ages were pulling out hundreds of pike and perch from 7am to 1pm. The range of […]

Breaking The Ice!! – Montana Grant is Happy for Cold Weather and Safe Montana Ice Fishing

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What a nice Christmas present! We finally have some “Big Boy Ice”. The cold weather and temps in the single digits has made the safe ice we needed. The first trip of the season is always a warm up adventure. It seems like I always forget something. Lists help but it seems like a distraction […]

And A Ski Slope Runs Through it – Montana Grant on Montana Ice Fishing

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How do you survive a long Montana winter if you don’t ski?  Big Sky Country boasts a lot of best place to be titles.  Big Sky boasts the Best fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, open spaces, boating, and yes, skiing. I do it all except skiing.  Skiing just doesn’t give me a thrill.  Maybe it’s because […]

Cold Temps Kick Start The Ice FIshing Season: Captain’s Column

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Snow in the Missoula Valley and Western Montana has finally arrived. If you remember in last week’s column, in my hope of getting Western Montana to look a lot like Christmas, I suggested a snow dance. Whether it was your dancing or old man winter finally coming of age this year, we got what I wished for. […]

Waiting On The Ice Fishing: Eastern Montana Fishing Report

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Good Luck Fishing from the Montana Outdoor Radio Crew. ***Bill -Rock Creek Marina 1-406-485-2560 ”No fisherman were out. We had a blizzard with 30 mile an hour wind,” Bill says. “Have to see what happens this week if it warms up.” ***Grant-Crooked Creek Marina 1-406-429-2999 Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir Waiting for ice fishing. Right […]

Temps in the 90′s and it is time to start thinking about Montana ice fishing Derbies

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Yes, we know it is the hottest month of the year so what more perfect  than to think of something cold and refreshing like Montana ice fishing.  Fish Wildlife and Parks would like you to comment on ice fishing contests proposed for this upcoming winter season.  Get a nice glass of ice water after soaking […]

Reminder: Applications For Winter Ice FIshing Contests Due By July 1

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Have you turned in your application for the winter ice fishing contests? Applications for ice fishing contests for winter 2012-2013 are due to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks by July 1. Late applications will not be accepted. All events where an entry fee is charged, or where people may win prizes for catching fish, are […]