Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 10/1/16
By Kamp Cook

Posted: October 1, 2016

It is opening day of waterfowl for Montana. People all over the state are heading to the field with their shotguns and many more are hitting the water for some great fall fishing. Hear the latest border to border reports from the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

October 1st Summaries
-Bill from Bob Wards says in the Hamilton fishing the West and East Fork are doing really well.
-Brett French Outdoor Editor of the Billings Gazette says dry flies have been good on the Yellowstone River. Check out his weekly article at
-Bobby Culp Montana Outdoor Radio Show Field Reporter says the bird hunt should be good this season
-Chris of the Stone Fly Fly Shop in Butte says most area fishing is open and fishing well.
-Cindy Benson with the Fall Mack Days says this years tournament has prizes up to a $150,000 in cash & prizes. The current leader has over 300 fish turned in, and anyone can with money with tagged fish. For more information go to
-Dale at Don’s says Ft Peck should see some terrific Fall fishing with the cooler weather coming in.
-Eddie Mindt owner of the Lakeridge Lodgings & Bait Shop says salmon snagging is on at Ft Peck.
-Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting reports from Sands Springs reminding us of a public meeting on Hell Creek. To book your hunting trip call 406-557-2503.
-Ron Aashiem of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds us to check your regs as water fowl season opens. For more detailed information go to
-Ryan of Bob Wards in Bozeman says fly fishing is best with caddis and mahoganies, in Butte the Big Hole is producing. In Helena, it’s snagging season for the Helena Valley Reservoir.