Fishing Reports


Montana Fishing Report

Compiled by John Letasky at Billings Gazette  

Montana fishing report: No need to set alarm clocks for fall fishing 9/25/2014
safe_imageThe best thing about fall fishing is anglers don’t have to be on the water at the break of dawn to catch fish.

So hit the alarm clock’s snooze button a couple of times, read the newspaper headlines and enjoy a cup of coffee before hitting the road, because the fish will be waiting.

This is The Gazette’s last Fishing Report for….Read more

Montana fishing report: Fall fishing offers plenty of opportunities
safe_imageShorter days and cooler nights mean fall fishing is fast approaching.

Bank and boat fishing has picked up at Ackley Lake and even Deadman’s Basin wasn’t the Dead Sea it has been for much of the summer.

Mornings and afternoons have also been pleasant on the Boulder River and Spring Creek, while the streamer bite has picked up on the….Read more

Montana Fishing Report: Yellowstone River is fishing well
safe_imageThe Yellowstone River would be a good destination for anglers.

Currently, fishermen are enjoying success from Livingston all the way east to Huntley. Along the way, anglers are catching game fish ranging from trout, to walleye, sauger, catfish and smallmouth bass. If one doesn’t prefer fly fishing or spin fishing, they could pack a fly rod and regular fishing pole with a variety of flies, spoons, hooks and bait and hit….Read more

Montana fishing report: Time to fish mountain streams
safe_imageNow is the time to fish streams.

Spring Creek, Rock Creek, the Stillwater River and Boulder River are all fishing well. Despite cooler conditions, hoppers will still work on many waters. However, anglers should be ready for change because as fall blows in hatches will change and the brown trout will begin to spawn.

Fishing is still spotty at many reservoirs, but should improve with cooler temperatures. At Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have….Read more

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