General Opening for Fishing 2015 – Montana Fishing Reports 5/16/15
By Kamp Cook

Posted: May 16, 2015

It is the opener of general fishing season here in Big Sky Country. Find out where the fish are biting beofore you go, with reports from around the state.

May 16th Summaries
-Bill from Bob Wards says in the Big Hole is doing really well. Good for floating or fishing. In the Hamilton areas the Bitterroot River is doing really well.  In the Missoula area Flathead Lake is the place to be despite the rain doing really well.
-Bill from Rock Creek Marina says the fishing’s really starting pick up.
-Bobby Culp Montana Outdoor Correspondent has a report from Canyon Ferry Reservoir. 
-Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette talks about Montana water levels and the possible impacts to Montana Fisheries. And he also describes his weekly article at
-Cindy of the Spring Mack Days shares the latest reports and stories from the Tournament.
-Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says paddlefishing has been a little slow, but says drum & catfish fishing has been good.
-Glen reports on paddlefishing the Missouri River
-Jason Maxwell of the Montana  Trappers Association talks about their even coming up.
-Jim from Westside Sports in Malta says Nelson and the walleye bite are on for area anglers.
-John at Lakeside Resort in trout Creek says Noxon Rapids Reservoir has The TBM Bass Divisionals going on.
Kiel from the Rocky Mountain Supply reports from Dillon and open day and some “early birds.”
-Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle says Holter is getting quite a few trout, and Piscan is producing Northerns and a few rainbows.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting is looking forward to some Summer fishing, and anyone looking to book a Summer fishing trip call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in
 Butte talks shop and gives tips for area rivers.
-Rob from Ronan Sports and Western large mouth bass are turning on in the area lakes and reservoirs.
-Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds us, for more information go
-Sam form Camp Tuffit reports on Lake Mary Ronan for early anglers on opening weekend.
Sharon from The Silos from Canyon Ferry Reservoir says folks are doing well at the top of pons 1 of Canyon Ferry Lake. So Trout and walleye have been doing well.
-Tammy from Northwestern Sports in Eureka the run off this year is pretty minimal, and area fishing conditions are great. 

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