Turkey and Bear Fishing and Deadlines…Montana Outdoor Fishing Report 4/20/13
By Kamp Cook

Posted: April 20, 2013

Hear the latest reports from around the state of Montana.

April 20th Summaries
Bill Brown at Bob Wards says turkey season is upon us. As the water levels drop and the weather warms up area fishing will pick up.
Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette says the cold streak in the Billings area really slowed down area fishing, but folks still getting some walleye and a few croppy on the Tongue River.
Chancy at Snappy’s says its been pretty cold, but the fish are still biting pretty decent.  Been getting good reports from Hubbard Reservoir producing rainbows and occasional kokannee.
Cindy from Spring Mack Days says 926 total entries turned in so far at Spring Mack Days, and there are still a lot of tagged fish out there.
Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says despite the crazy weather, the fishing has is still pretty strong.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says a little fishing on the lake, but it needs to warm up to really pick it up out there.
John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says Noxon Rapids Reservoir the weather’s been hit and miss, but the fishing looks to be strong.
Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says its been pretty slow on the walleye while they are in free spawn.
Lucky Bethel with The Tongue River Marina Cabin Fever Family festival says the more the merrier next weekend.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says the ice is gone and folks doing well on Crooked Creek.
Ron Aashiem says next week’s the either sex elk and buck permit drawing, results to be posted online. 
Ryan at Bob Wards says Bozeman anglers be sure to tailor your tackle and attire for the weather.
Ryan at Bob Wards says walleye fishing Helena below Houser Dam is doing well.
Shelby from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says Clark Canyon Reservoir is the place to be. 
Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says been a few reports on area bears.
Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says the weather has not been very cooperative, and the Upper Yellowstone is doing pretty well.

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