Montana Fishing Reports for 4/30/16
By Kamp Cook

Posted: April 30, 2016

Hard to believe it is already May. But April showers bring May fishing. Hear all of the latest border to border fishing reports, from the most recent episode of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

April 30th Summaries
-Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette says the water levels are almost back to average for this time of year after this recent string of rain poured through Eastern Montana. Check out his article at
-Carolyn Persico from the Rock Creek Mercantile reports on area fishing in Western and Southwestern MT.
-Chancy from Snappy’s in Kalispell says area fishing improved with the better weather this past week.
-Charlie at Don’s says the Missouri River is hot for catfish, and Spring Creek is fishing good.
-Cindy from The Spring Mack Days says there have been over 30,000 fish turned so far this tournament, 895 from Friday alone.
-Leonard Roberts from Great Falls says the rivers are producing on smallmouth bass.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says there are a lot of Northerns out there reported near Hell Creek Marina. To book your hunting trip you can call Kibler Outfitting at 406-557-2503.
-Mike Markum of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says there’s been some good activity on the Missouri and he Bighole has been fishing well.
-Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says May 1st the upper Missouri River is open for paddlefishing. For more information go to
-Ryan of Bob Wards says in Helena it’s time to get your boat out on Canyon Ferry Lake. In the Bozeman area, the Gallatin is fishable again in and above the canyon. In Butte anglers are finding success at Delmo Reservoir.
Sharon at the Silos on Canyon Ferry in Helena says the fish are waking up, moving and looking for to feed, and the trout fishing is always good.
-Tammy of Northwestern Sports in Eureka says fishing still a bit slow, but the kokannee are biting on the reservoir.


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