Montana Fishing Report
If you’re planning a fishing trip to Montana, you have some
excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Ashley Lake, Bighorn Lake, Bull Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, Clark Canyon Reservoir, Deadmans Basin Reservoir, Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake, Fresno Reservoir, Georgetown Lake, Gibson Reservoir, Hauser Lake, Hebgen Lake, Holter Lake, Hungry Horse Reservoir, Lake Elwell/Tiber Reservoir, Lake Frances, Lake Helena, Lake Koocanusa, Lake McDonald, Noxon Reservoir, Placid Lake, Seeley Lake, St Mary Lake, Whitefish Lake, Willow Creek Reservoir and others. Many
of the lakes in Montana have camping facilities as well as other
accommodations nearby. Montana is well known for excellent Bass,
Salmon and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state
you’ll find populations of Walleye, Crappie, Catfish, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Sauger, Saugeye, Paddlefish and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Bass, Yellow Perch
which are plentiful in some waters.
Fishing is regulated in Montana by the Fish & Game Department.
You can check their website for current fishing reports. Other
fishing reports are offered by independent services which collect
information from fishermen. Some reports are divided by regions
(southern, northern, eastern and western), some are listed by fish
species while others are listed simply lake-by-lake.
Reading Montana Fishing Reports
Often archived Montana fishing reports from prior years can help
you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the
prior reports to find consistent information for summer months
of June, July and August. The information will be different than
that for the fall months of September and October. Winter months
of November, December, January and February will show reports unique
to this time of year, possibly including ice fishing reports. Pay
special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing
reports from prior years as they should provide information to
help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.
If you are considering a visit to Montana for a fishing trip and
are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Montana
include Great Falls, Missoula, Glasgow, Malta, Bozeman, Butte,
Billings, Forsyth, Helena, Kalispell and others scattered across
MT, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing
experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a
list of Montana fishing guides.
Montana Fishing Reports
The fishing report resources listed below offer independent information
about fishing conditions at various lakes, rivers and streams in
Montana. Use this information knowing that weather and other factors
may have caused fishing conditions to change since the reports
Montana Angler - Updated Fishing Reports
Anglers West - Montana Fishing Reports
Montana Fly Fishing Reports
Best of luck to you on all your fishing trips in Montana. Use the
navigation on the left to find fishing reports for other states.
Montana Fishing Reports For Lakes, Rivers and Streams