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Fishing Report

Posted on 05.20.2022

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  • Flathead Lake - Delta is getting muddy. However, trolling Flatfish and Brads Cut Plugs has been productive. East bay is getting better for both perch and smallmouth.
  • Flathead River - River is blown out and muddy, be careful of trees and other hazards hidden by high water.
  • Flathead River Sloughs - Pike fishing will be picking up. McWenneger continues to produce a good amount of smaller pike.
  • Echo Lake - Smallmouth fishing is picking up as water temps rise, try using Ned craws and jerk baits.
  • Loon Lake - Rainbows remain active, Powerbait from the shore along with egg sucking leech patterns.
  • Murray Lake - Good Rainbow fishing from the shore, tossing Blufox spinners, Roostertails, and Panther Martins has been consistent.
  • Whitefish Lake - Good numbers for lake trout, try jigging off the State Park and further north. White Hellbender Tackle Jigs paired with a piece of cut bait has been the ticket!
  • Lake Koocanusa - Bull trout fishing has been good, trolling Flatfish around points and flats, also try trolling flies and Apex lures.
  • Middle Thompson Lake - Trolling for Salmon has been good using cowbells and wedding rings, pike have started moving into warmer waters targeting smelt and cut bait.
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