What an exciting week around Montana. Weather has been a dream! We couldn’t ask for better conditions to be outdoors for the July 4 holiday.
There have been a lot of deaths, near deaths, and accidents on the rivers lately. So, even thought they are coming down, a few might still be too high to be swimming and boating some sections; please be careful, and prepared.
Here are your July 6th Fishing Summaries
-Bill Brown at Bob Wards says the Bitterroot River is up and down a bit, great for floating with purple haze and other dry flies.
-Chancy at Snappy’s says the river’s are starting to straighten out pretty good in the Flathead. Folks fly fishing it mostly dry flies: purple haze, orange stimulators, hoppers, Adams, and for those spin fishing panther martins or meps are doing pretty well.
-Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says the lake is opening up, but it’s been hit or miss.
-Jack at the Ok-A-Beh Marina says smallmouth bass has been phenomenal!
-John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says the water on Noxon Rapids Reservoir is amazing, and reminds us the Tri State Bass Tournament is coming up in a just 3 weeks, July 27th.
– Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says Holter is still slow on walleye, but still catching trout and perch.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says fishing on Hellcreek was successful last week for Northerns. To schedule a guided trip call 406-557-2503.
-Robert from Malta Marine says fishing on Nelson is really good.
-Ron Aashiem of Montana FWP says with the hotter weather and low stream flows, there may be restrictions imposed later this Summer to protect the fish populations.
-Sean from Rock Creek Marina says the campground has been busy, and the walleye bite is still on for jigs & worms.
-Sharon from the Silo’s RV says the bite is definitely on for Canyon Ferry Reservoir for walleye and trout, for more info call 406-266-3100.
-Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says with great weather, Lake Kookanusa’s been excellent on kokannee as the kokannee move up into Rexford Bench Area.
-Todd Young from the MT Walleye Governors Cup says Ft Peck walleye fishing has been great.
Congratulations to our 6 am trivia winner Vann Ponton from Ronan, and our 7 am trivia winner Nick Conway.
Also, Steve Ortez was our Montana Club gift card winner! Keep listening for your own chance to win!
If you missed any of our top stories this week, you can find some of the good ones at the links below:
An inmate escaped from Deerlodge prison, and had everyone on alert. You can read that story here or just let me spoil the ending and tell you they then found and shot him in Billings. That full story can be found here.
The annual Rainbow peace gathering took place in Montana this year. We reported all the details about their plans to gather here and more about when they started packing up today here.
There was an estimated 25,000 gallon Gas leak in Montana earlier this week. We are hoping it doesn’t take an enormous toll on our local streams. More of the story can be found here.
Smith river permit holders were disappointed to have to miss their allotted week on the river which was closed this week due to black bear activity in the area. The full story is here.