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.
***Bill -Rock Creek Marina 1-406-485-2560
Bill says, ”The fishing was great for the 2012 Rock Creek Walleye tournament this past weekend. We saw walleyes, northern, bass, and perch being caught. The water temp to the South is 60 degrees now. Someone caught a 44.1 northern this week.” The largest walleye caught at the tournament was 14.72 pounds. First place was won by Chris Keller and Charlie Redfield of Wolfpoint with 58.5 pounds.. Second place winners were Whit and Carly Rush with 35.38 pounds. The fishermen are using jigs and worm harnesses.
***Bob-Bob’s Bait Shop
Crooked Creek Fort Peck Reservoir
Bob says. “My shop is closed. So if you need any supplies you will need to bring them with you.”
***Clint Thomas- Hell Creek Marina 1-406- 557-2345
Fishing has been pretty good. They are catching northern and smallmouths. Walleye are just starting to pick up. Timber Creek seems to be where they are hitting. The water temperature is pushing close to 60 degrees. They are catching mostly with jigs and a few crankbaits.
***Gene Moore Lake ridge Motel 1-406-526-3597
Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/
Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “The river is still good. The lake trout are about 40 feet deep. They are using crankbaits and flutter spoons.” Gene explains. “Northerns are good in the lake and the river.” he says.
***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611
Robert at West Side Sports tells us,.” Nelson is getting better . Walleye are feeding on rapellas and bottom bouncers. The perch are hitting on only jigs it seems .” He said, “Forchette is awesome! They are catching northern on harnesses. Some people are limiting out on walleye toward Timber Creek ” he says.
***Deadmans and Martinsdale
Deadmans water is mediocre for catching. They are catching rainbows from shore with powerbait.
Musselshell has Spring run off happening so fishing is not good.
Martinsdale is pretty good. People are picking rainbows trolling. Actually they are picking more browns on large spinners and rapellas from a boat. He has seen some 5 to 10 pounders.
Please be reminded that Martinsdale is a fee camping area.
***Matt Stephens- Tongue River Marina 1-406-757-2225
Tongue River Reservoir
Fishing has been pretty good. They are catching walleye and crappie. People are using jigs and worms and a few leeches on walleyes. Crappies are being caught on slip bobbers and riggings with minnows. The water temperature is 69 degrees.
*** Silos Marina Sharon 266-3100
“ Fishing has been excellent for trout from Silos to White Earth. Walleye fishing is medium. It has moved to the West side North of ponds 4. Shore fishing for trout is doing well.” Sharon says. She said “ Carpfishing with bow and arrow has been good.”
***Minnow bucket Allen Camarillo 348-2440
“The Yellowstone is even higher and really dirty,” Allen says. “ People are going to Tongue River, Yellowtail and Petrolia ,” Allen said .
***Lake Elmo Billings
People are catching sunfish, pumpkins and 10-12 pound trout. The water temperature has been warm but some wind.
***Don’s Dave 1-800-879-8194
Lewistown East Fork Reservoir
Dave says, “Fishing has been awesome, finally. It is excellent for trout from Silos to White Earth. “He reports that “Spring Creek looks clear and fly fishing is good. The mayflies are just starting and they are trolling for trout.” “The East Fork Reservoir reports good fishing ,” he says. They are catching northern pike and perch on rapellas.
COMPILED BY Carol Henckel