Good Fishing Opportunities in the Eastern Montana Fishing Report: 6/20/2012
By Kjel

Posted: June 20, 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.

***Bill -Rock Creek Marina   1-406-485-2560

Bill says , “Excellent  fishing this week. They are catching  walleyes and  northerns.  The walleye are starting to take crankbaits.   Walleye are being found at 10 to 15 feet using a worm harness. ”   “They are catching northern on crankbaits with pink spoons.”, Bill says.  The water temp is 62 to 63 degrees.  The Pikemasters tournament is this weekend and there are still openings.  I saw a walleye caught at 31 ¼ inches.

***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

Some people are catching walleye on the 10 miles West toward Snow  Creek .  They are using jigs and minnows and starting to pull a few bottom bouncers with minnows.  They are finding Northerns in the shallows on crankbaits. . The   water temperature is 60 to 61 degrees.

***Gene Moore   Lake ridge Motel    1-406-526-3597

Fort Peck Reservoir Dam/Bear Creek/Pines/

Gene Moore, of Lake Ridge says, “   Fishing is excellent especially in the dredge cuts from Tail Race to Milk River.   They are catching walleye, sauger and northerns. Minnows are working and leaches and cranks are just starting to pick up,” Gene explains.    “  The lake is just starting.” he  says.

***West Side Sports – Dan 1-406-654-1611 

Nelson,  Forchette

Dan  at West Side Sports tells us,.”   Nelson is picking up, they are catching perch. Walleye are up in size and they are catching them on bottom bouncers, crawlers as well as jigs.  Most of the fish have been 14 to 16 inches.  Northerns are being caught on crankbaits .”    He said, “Forchette  is muddy.  Not much catching happening. ”   he says.


Fishing is picking up.  So far they are catching off shore with leeches.  Try using a longer leader with a sinker about one foot above the leader.  People say that is working.  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.

***Matt Stephens-  Tongue River Marina   1-406-757-2225

Tongue River Reservoir

Colton says,” Walleye is amazing right now.  People are  catching their limits or over using jigs and leeches although right now they are using more worms.   No news on the crappie bite.  Pike  are being caught on cranks.

*** Silos Marina Sharon  266-3100

Canyon Ferry

“ Fishing is excellent I would say the best in 6 years, “Sharon said.  They are finding walleye 16 to 22 inches.      We have gotten good reports toward pond#3 and #4.    Trout fishing is good at Hole in the Wall at 20 feet. “   Sharon says.    She said “ Perch fishing is good.  We are seeing some ¾ pound and up.”
*** Minnow bucket  Allen Camarillo  348-2440

“The catfishing is better.  It is clearer toward Custer  ,” Allen says.   “People are going to Tongue River ,”  Allen said .  He said, “I heard the Musselshell has dropped this week.”

***Lake Elmo  Billings

People are catching  small trout.  This week has had lots of  wind.

***Don’s      Dave  1-800-879-8194 

Lewistown East Fork Reservoir

“Fishing is better.  Spring Creek  is pretty good. It is clearing up and the Upper Spring Creek and they are catching them on mayflies .

The   East Fork Reservoir   has  reported good fishing.  Northern pike and perch are biting off shore on rapellas perch color.

At Ackley they are catching trout using a orange wedding ring and a nightcrawlers.

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