Northern Pike Fishing in Montana

Catch Your Limit of Northerns On Fort Peck: Eastern Montana Fishing Report
By Matt Schauer

Posted: June 27, 2012

Please be advised that warm weather has been making precarious high wind conditions meaning caution should be used in the waters . Call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information. Also use extreme caution on the water at all times. Good Luck Fishing from the Montana Outdoor Radio Crew.

Rock Creek Marina

Bill (406) 485-2560

Linda said, “Excellent fishing this week, but it has been really hot and windy.” The Pikemasters tournament was held last weekend and Meyers, Ketchum and Griffin won with 75.9 pounds of fish. Second place was the team the “Boat Shop” with 66.7 pounds of pike.

Bob’s Bait Shop

Crooked Creek on Fort Peck Reservoir

Bob said, “my shop is closed. So if you need any supplies you will need to bring them with you.”

Hell Creek Marina

Clint Thomas (406) 557-2345

Fishing is really good. Walleyes are picking up . They are catching walleyes and northerns at Timber Creek. They are pitching spoons and jigs in the weeds for bass.  Northerns are going crazy. All you have to do is have a rod in the water and you are catching them. Lots of people are limiting out.

Lake Ridge Motel

Gene Moore (406) 526-3597

Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines

Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “Fishing has been constantly good. The hot weather has slowed things down because no one wants to go out in it,” he said.

West Side Sports

Dan (406) 654-1611

Nelson, Forchette

Dan at West Side Sports told us, “Nelson has really turned on for small perch and northern. They are just starting to use crankbaits. Most of the fish have been 14 to 16 inches in length. Northerns are being caught on crankbaits .”


Fishing is picking up. So far they are catching off shore with leeches. Fishing is best at night and sometimes early morning.

Deadmans and Martinsdale

Deadmans is so so. Martinsdale is pretty fair fishing. Some people are limiting out on rainbows. Some are picking up browns. Please be reminded that Martinsdale is a fee camping area. Musselshell flow is going down and it is less muddy.

Tongue River Marina

Matt Stephens (406) 757-2225

Tongue River Reservoir

Colton said, “fishing has varied day by day because of the heat. People are still catching their limits of walleyes as the bite is on. Small mouth are pretty good. The crappie bite is picking up. Pike are good as well.

Silos Marina

Sharon (406) 266-3100

Canyon Ferry

We have had some real wind this week. This past weekend someone caught a 33 ¼ inch walleye at 15.8 pounds. Pond #4 is really great for walleye. A few northern pike being caught. Saturday someone caught a walleye 19 ¼ inches on a red spinner at the pond.

Minnow Bucket

Allen Camarillo (406) 348-2440

“They are catching catfish and small mouth. The water is getting clearer,” Allen said. “People are catching a few smallmouth near Huntley. Word has it Devils Creek is picking up and they are starting to catch some.”

Lake Elmo, Billings

People are catching small trout. This week has had lots of high temperatures which slowed things down.


Dave 1-800-879-8194

Lewistown East Fork Reservoir

“Fishing is better. Ackley and Spring Creek is pretty good. They are using small silver and gold panther martins and mepps.

Crooked Creek and forchette is fishing very well. They are using bubble gum jug heads and leeches or fire tigers with a leech. Fishing are catching some walleyes and northern.

The Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the week of 6/25/12 was compiled by Carol Henckel

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