The Blackfeet Reservation has benefited from decades of careful management of their fisheries and offers wonderful trophy trout and is the best kept secret in the last best place. Whether you want to hook a trophy trout on a leech pattern on one of our many lakes, or catch wild trout on a dry fly on one of our many secluded small rivers, Morning Star Outfitters is dedicated to sharing our best kept secret.
We anticipate record number of trophy fish at most of our lakes. We expect a record number of 5-9 pound fish and good numbers of fish over 10 lbs. Duck Lake continues to be the exception and is still growing fish a little over 20 inches.
Morning Star is available for April 15 to May 15, for our renowned ice out shore fishing in our lakes. We have had tremendous success during this early season, with some rods landing over 50 fish a day and the total pounds released being over 250 pounds. If you can schedule a visit between the spring blizzards, we will put you in a lot of hungry big fish.
June to July is good with sinking lines and watercraft. Morning Star primarily utilizes its 16 foot boat that is fully tricked out with electronics and drift socks, coupled with their 30 years of experience to optimize the best outing possible. 2 rods fish well from our boat in most all weather conditions.
September and October can provide some real rod bending experiences with hoppers or leaches.
Rivers and Streams will be fishing well with buggers and nymphs, as soon as the spring run off is over, which usually is in late June. Dry fly season is a favorite and that should be good in July and September. All of our rivers and streams are walk and wade. We have free stone mountain streams to meadow rivers on our prairies. They are all full of wild trout that die of old age. There is very limited fishing pressure on Montana's best kept secret.
We did not include the month of August in the Lake or River Synapsis. In a weather pattern where we get good snow pack and ample summer moisture our waters produce well in August, when we fail to get the moisture August can be too hot and dry to have predictable safe fishing. 2016 is shaping up to be a year to be cautious about when planning fishing events in August.
Novemeber 11, 2016 Update: Zebra Mussels have recently been found in Montana waters. The Blackfeet Tribe is taking precautions to this threat by closing Reservation waters to non-resident watercraft. Waders & felt bottom boots will not be allowed. Please clean all your fishing gear and clothing to prevent the transfer of zebra mussels & other invasive species.