Fishing report: Cool weather slows fishing, stalls runoff

Some anglers had a hard time getting out last week between the windy weather and storms, but if you were one of the lucky ones that wasn’t blown off the water there were some opportunities to catch fish. As is typical for early spring some rivers that were swelling last week are now much more fishable. Now is the time to enjoy the region’s rivers and creeks before runoff.

Some of the rivers that look appealing this week are the Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Boulder. The Bighorn is always an option. There were also opportunities for warmwater species last week as anglers had success for walleye and sauger on the Missouri River in the Fred Robinson Bridge area and also reeled in some sauger on the Yellowstone River toward the mouth of the Powder River.

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