Fishing Fresno Reservoir
About Dale Gilbert
Dale does primarily walleye fishing, and does a lot of it. He is a five time PWT/RCL Championship Qualifier, 2 time Montana Walleye Circuit Angler of the Year and 2 time Montana Walleye Circuit Team of the Year. Dale has multiple Montana Walleye Circuit tournament wins. He offers “On-the-Water” seminars / guide trips to help you learn how to find and catch fish. One of three members of Team Walleye.
Fishing Report for Fresno Reservoir, Montana
Report provided by Dale Gilbert
July 1st, 2011
Walleye fishing at Fresno Reservoir near Havre is pretty fair. The water levels have actually dropped a bit from a few weeks ago, and the upper part of the reservoir has cleared up a bunch. Fishing was good for 14-17" fish, which are the perfect eating size walleyes. We caught fish trolling crankbaits, like a # 5 Berkley Flicker Shad and a # 5 jointed Shad Rap - red tiger and red crayfish seemed to work the best. We also caught fish on jigs tipped with a Berkley Gulp minnow - smelt and bojo blue colors in 3-12' of water.
Tip: Cover a lot of water until you make some connection with the fish and then slow down and work them over with a jig. If you mark fish out in the deeper water, don’t be afraid to try a little pitching up into the shore and flooded vegetation, sometimes it can hold numbers of fish.