March 30th Fishing Summaries
Access on Holter is up to a mile and ½ down Holter when you put in BLMCampground. Hellcreek is only about another week out from open water. Ice on Nelson is still holding out, but a bit shallow in areas. Clark Canyon Reservoir ice has broken up to the south side of the Island. Nicer weather near Eureka is yielding ling, and some nice sized kokannee on the reservoir.
Big Hole River and Beaverhead in Butte are doing well according to Angie at Bob Wards. The rainbow spawn is on in Beaver Creek and Helena area.
Squala hatches are coming out in numbers, Browns Lake is still frozen, and March Browns are starting to show up on the Bitterroot. Ice is close to melting off in the next week or so at Rock Creek Marina. Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette says the ice is receding from the banks. Chancy at Snappy’s says the ice is pretty much gone in the area. Most of the valley floor lakes are opening up, but not a lot of reports just yet. Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says the ice is off and Ackley Lake 2-4 pounders are in the deeper water.
(Above photo courtesy of A Able FISHING Charters and Tours)
Cindy reports that Spring Mack Days runs through May 19th and the leader right now is 435 with 87 fish. Read the whole report here.
John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says Noxon Rapids Reservoir folks are catching pike, perch, and walleye. Our own Hook ’em Harry ventured out to Noxon and gave us a fantastic post on his day of fishing. If you missed it the first time don’t miss out again, click here for the full post and pictures!
Congratulations to Barry Boyce of Cut Bank, MT who was our 6am trivia winner and Artie Butt of Corvalis, MT the 7am trivia winner. Scott Hinderanger of Fort Shaw, MT was our Montana Club Winner of a ski pass this week. Be sure to tune in to the Montana Outdoor RADIO SHOW for your chance to win every Saturday morning.
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