Hebgen Lake Ice and Fishing Report
By Matt Schauer

Posted: April 11, 2012

Matthew Burden caught a cut-bow, this past weekend,  on a Swedish Pimple and bit of worm.

The ice on Hebgen Lake is diminishing! Slowly but steadily. Warm weather run off is beginning to fill the lake slowly and pulling the ice away from the north shore in a few locations.

Crust on top of slush was holding this past weekend but expect that to give way this week. Slush is about 6 – 8 inches deep and the ice is ranging from 12 – 18 inches. Still be aware of spring areas however as the ice in those spots is not safe.

Fishing has remained good. Morning hours from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. are the best, but the fish will continue to feed throughout the day. Fish have been caught both on dead-stick or jig setups. Target Browns at 20 ft and deeper or along the shore line cruising the bottom. Rainbows, try 20ft and up or again along the shore line in the morning.

Good Luck and Tight Lines

This post was provided by Kyle of Kirkwood Resort & Marina, on the North Shore of Hebgen Lake, 11505 Hebgen Lake Rd., West Yellowstone, MT 59758, (406) 646.7200

Stop by the website www.kirkwoodresort.com

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