Address: P.O. Box 486, Jordan, Mont. 59337    Phone: (406) 557-2345


June 8, 2013 - Northern and small mouth are hitting quite well pulling cranks at 10 to 15 feet.  Walleye are still a bit slow, but you can luck into them around Snow Creek for numbers and Crooked for size using a white jig and a minnow.

April 3, 2013 - The entire bay is open but there is still ice on the main lake.

March 13, 2013 - There will be no more ice fishing this season.  The ice is completely crystalized and is longer safe to walk on.

March 3, 2013 - Walk-on fishing only!!  The northern and perch fishing is great in the bay, but the ice is only safe for walking on.  Driving on the ice is finished for this year.

March 1, 2013 - The ice is still fishable but extreme caution is necessary.  Pressure ridges are spreading, shoreline is breaking off, and some places are honey-combing.

February 25, 2013 - The ice in the bay is still good.  Northern and perch are still biting.

February 18, 2013 - We have good ice (12 to 14 inches) in the bay and going west. The warm weather has opened some holes on the edges and there are pressure ridges that you have to watch for. The northern bite is amazing. There have been some 40 inchers come out of the bay.

February 7, 2013 - Still great fishing for the northern and perch.  Finally have some lakers coming in but not many.  Walleye are out at the main in 14 to 18 feet of water.

February 2, 2013 - Tournament day!  The ice is great and have a lot of people for the tournament.  The fishing has been great for northern and perch, so we will see what happens.

January 24, 2013 - We have a foot of ice on the bay and some excellent northern and perch fishing. Fish as far west as you want, but east still has only 2 1/2 to 3 inches of ice.

January 16, 2013 - The bay is producing a great amount of northern.  Due to the warm weather, it is unsafe to cross the main lake or to head east.  The bay still has 10 inches of ice, but there is a lot of water sitting on top. If you want to fish the main lake, please stay on the south side, and only go west.

January 13, 2013 - Ice update: 8 to 10 inches on the bay and onto the main lake going west.  Please stop at the marina for safety information if you are going to Sutherland. It is possible but only by certain routes. 

January 11, 2013 - There is 7 to 8 inches of ice on the bay and 5 to 7 inches on the main lake.  The ice gets thinner as you go east.  Pay attention to pressure ridges and avoid them.  A few more walleye showing up and the northern are really biting.

January 8, 2013 - We now have 7 inches of ice on the bay.  No change on the main lake yet.  Not a lot of fisherman out right now, but the few that are here are having good luck with the northerns.

January 6, 2013 - No changes in the ice.  Still good northern fishing and a few lakers.  Also have some nice perch being caught.

January 3, 2013 - The ice is still the same.  Not gaining anything because of the warm weather but at least we are not losing any either.  We have many northern coming in from out in the bay.  A few walleye but probably won't have many until the main freezes.

January 1, 2013 - There is 6 inches of ice on the bay and 3 inches on the main lake.  No fishing report available yet.

December 31, 2012 - We have 4 inches of ice on the bay all the way to the main lake.  4-wheelers are okay on the ice, although caution is advised.  The main lake should be avoided as there is only 1.5 inches of ice so far.  Happy fishing:)

December 13, 2012 - There is no ice on the bay yet, but hopefully by the first of the year if the weather stays cold.  Remember to join us for our annual ice fishing tournament on February 2, 2012.  Call for details: 406-557-2345 or 406-557-2045.

October 17, 2012 - It seems the walleye have once again gone deep and become elusive.  A few are still coming in though.  However, it is a northern fisherman's dream.  You can almost anchor and watch them jump in the boat.  Cranks, spoons, or a spinner with some orange and silver have been great.  Target the weed beds and you are sure to find them.  Small mouth are also still hitting quite well.  Northern and smallys are being caught from the shore, as well.

August 27, 2012 - Still great northern fishing on cranks or spoons.  Catch smallys on spinners.

August 15, 2012 - The Northern Pike bite is amazing.  You can hardly keep them off your hook.  Pitch a jig or a spinner or pull a crank bait and you are sure to have success.  Small mouth are also hitting well.  You can find both in 14 to 18 feet of water.  Smaller walleye are coming in, but the big ones are still pretty elusive.  The dedicated fisherman can still find them, though.

July 30, 2012 - Great tournament last weekend!  Nice walleye caught between 15 and 20 feet on bottom bouncer with orange or chartreuse. 

July 20, 2012 - Still phenomenal fishing!  Walleye have moved to some deeper water, 12 to 18 feet.

July 11, 2012 - Not much change from last week.  Great fishing for all species!

June 29, 2012 - The Northern Pike bite is amazing.  Small mouth are also hitting well.  You can find both in 14 to 18 feet of water.  Walleye are still shallow between 3 and 8 ft.  

June 21, 2012 - Unbelievable fishing!!!  Any species you want, you can catch.  Northern, walleye, bass, perch, crappie...You can't go wrong.  Walleye are shallow between 3 and 8 ft.  Bottom bouncing is working well.  Still using orange and chartreuse on the main lake points.  Nice northern coming from Sutherlin.

June 13, 2012 - Walleye are moving this way.  Just west of Snow Creek on the south side.  Northern at Sutherlin.

June 5, 2012 - Some northern in the bay but they have slacked off a bit.  Small mouth and perch are still hot.  The walleye have finally turned on.  Anglers are travelling to Bone Trail and beyond, but the trip is worth it.  Most are getting their limit on walleye, with some nice 7 and 8 pounders mixed in.  Jigging with orange or chartreuse with a leech in 6 to 10 ft. of water is working well.

May 23, 2012 - Northern and small mouth are really biting on spoons and spinners (orange and silver) in 15 - 18 feet.  Nice size perch coming in, too.  The walleye have moved to just west of Snow Creek and are starting to bite quite well.  They are in 12-17 feet of water.  A jig and a minnow with a pretty slow presentation seems to work the best.

May 17, 2012 - The walleye are starting to bite in the Timber Creek area.  Mostly smaller ones but a few in the 8 lb. range.  They are hitting on a jig with a minnow or a crawler.  Northern and bass are still biting.

May 4, 2012 - Northern, perch, and small mouth bite is still hot.  Northern are in 10-15 feet of water.

April 24, 2012 - Great fishing this weekend at the tournament.  A lot of northern, perch, bass, and walleye caught.  All are quite shallow.  Using a jig and a minnow or pitching spoons in 2-12 feet of water will likely produce some good fish.

April 18, 2012 - Fishing is a bit slow due to the spawn, but it should pick up soon.

April 12, 2012 - Northern and Walleye have moved into the shallows for the spawn.  Northern bite has slowed down a bit, but the walleye are starting to bite.

April 3, 2012 - The northern and perch bite is great.  Target Northern in 10-15 feet of water with a jig and a minnow.

March 23, 2012 - The lake is completely free of ice so come out and fish.  The northern bite is great on cranks at 20-25 feet.

March 16, 2012 - Most of the bay will be open in the next couple of days.  The main should be open by early next week.  Time to get the boats out, anglers:)

March 10, 2012 - Well, ice fishing is over for another year.  All ice in the bay is rotten.  Projected ice off: 10 days to 2 weeks.


Happy Fishing!  Clint and Deb

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Hell Creek Marina
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Jordan, MT 59337
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