Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report Bob Ward's Sports and Outdoors

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (10.10.14)
By angelamontana

Posted: October 10, 2014


This weekend marks the start of general pheasant and antelope season. With Bob Ward’s as your outfitter you are prepared for every season. Make sure to check your gear, stock up on ammo, and get the necessities before you head out, including bear spray. We also have a copy of the regulations in store. Don’t head out without them.

  • General Pheasant October 11th
  • Waterfowl October 4th
  • General Antelope Season October  11th
  • Big Game General Season Opens October 25th.

Bozeman Fishing:

The water temperatures are cooling and water ways are clearing out of people.  Now is the time for the browns.  Brown trout are starting to spawn and you can hit just about any river with the same great results.  Crayfish patterns are working their magic along with the Pat’s stone in the black body color with the olive rubber legs.  In the late afternoon use yellow sallys and pmd’s in the 20 and 22 size hooks.  (The Gallatin is having some great results with the purple machine.

Butte Fishing:

The Big Hole River has been excellent fishing this past week for a float fisherman. Caddis and Duns have been bringing the trout to the surface for feeding and the activity has been continuous. Big streamers have been effective under the willows and undercut banks.

The Beaverhead is fishing well for all fisherman this week. Blue Wing Olives, Dark Mahogany Duns and Caddis are good choices. Panther Martin spinners and Rapala lures are working well for spin fisherman. Clark Canyon reservoir has been hot on the Red Rocks end. Suspended night crawlers and leaded line rigs have been biggest producers.

Georgetown Lake is fishing great this week for spoons. Thomas Cyclone lures (Gold) are the best producers. Sink tip fly line with a red copper bob has been a good choice over at the pumphouse. Nightcrawlers and marshmallows are working well at Denton’s Point.

Blue Wing olives, Caddis and Duns are a good choice on the Jefferson River. Black and Chartruese Panther Martin lures or Rapalas are good choices for spin fishermen.

(Report by Ryan Corwin – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors)

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