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Montana Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

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.


Montana Angler - Updated Fishing Reports

Anglers West - Montana Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Montana fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

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 fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. 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.

Fishing reports, by state.