By Bobber Dave Gilkison
There is a rumor circulating that fishermen stretch the truth, so with that in mind, I will try to give a fishing report. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental and I will not accept liability for anyone's catch rates.
Howie at Strombergs Sinclair: Says that the fish at Fresno are starting to bite.
Matt at Bing and Bob's: Walleye at Lower Beaver Creek still seem to have lock jaw, but perch and trout are biting.
Nancy at Tiber Marina: Fish are being caught, but it is a little slow, the lake should turn on any time.
Dave at Fort Peck Marina: Catching lake trout shallow, Walleye a little slow, but one boat yesterday had an 8, 10 and a 14.
Hell Creek Marina: Many 10-pound plus fish caught at the Toughman tournament. Northern fishing good. Rumors of a 28-pound salmon caught and released.
Robert at Westside Sports: Fishing at Nelson is steady with a few large walleye being caught.
The Havre Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited held its annual banquet and I am happy to report that it was a great success. Thank you to the Havre community for all their outstanding support and all of the workers for their time and effort.
The Havre chapter has already started to spend the money. We now have lights at the Fresno boat ramp, thanks to Mike Badgley, Stan Heutalla of the Bureau of reclamation, Chili and his crew, the Montana Power boys, and all who worked at Fresno.
We now have wave whackers, maybe one of these days the wind will blow out of the west again.
The Havre chapter is hosting its annual kids day May 12, students from all along the Hi-Line are scheduled to attend. People with boats are needed to give students short boat rides, so if anyone would like to help and have a great time please contact Jim Rettig at (406) 378-2176.
Thanks to Sharon, family and friends for the raffle at the banquet and the Roy Robertson memorial tournament, a self perpetuating scholarship at MSU-Northern has been established in Roy Robertson's name.
The annual Fresno Walleye Challenge is coming up on May 27-28, so if you want to win fabulous prizes, have a super meal, and a great time, get your entry in right away.
The Havre chapter also puts on the annual kids fishing tournament, which is scheduled for June 10. There is no entry fee and you don't even need a boat. Last year a young gentleman caught a fish from the boat dock that was bigger than any fish from the tournament, so do yourself a favor and take a kid fishing.
Keep your reels oiled, your hooks sharp, and your lunch in a safe place. Last but not least keep our fishing heritage for our children.