Flathead Lake The Lake Trout fishing is good. Check the West Shore to Cedar Island area. Trilling large Flatfish at 160’-180’. Also jigging near Painted Rocks at the same depth. Try the Delta area also 15’-45’. Good luck jigging with Zimmer Rattle D’Zastors or Pete’s Whitefish Slayers. The South End is also picking up near Rocky Point or the Narrows both trolling and jigging. East Bay Ice is gone. The Perch should start moving in very soon. You might catch some fish now. Look for the 50° days to warm the water up.
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Flathead Lake Excellent Lake Trout fishing. Try Paint Rocks to Cedar Island; trolling 160’-180’ with Flatfish or just jigging. The Delta is fishing well for Lake Trout and Lake Whitefish. Try 15’-30’ deep. You can launch at Wayfarers State Park or Flathead River Sportsman Bridge fishing access site.
Flathead River Upper main stem is fishing well for the fly fishermen. Try Streamer patterns, which have been working well for Cutthroats, Bulls and a few Mountain Whitefish. Lower End of the river above Bigfork you’ll need to look for deep holes – 20’-40’ for the Lake Trout and Whitefish. Be sure to check your regulations for river fishing. Still some good ice fishing going. The late ice is excellent for Salmon fishing.
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How: Register at Snappy's, online, or call 406-257-7525.
More Info: To find out more about this class, Email Brian at: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Call: 406-291-2154.
Who: Mr. Baxter is a forester and wildlife researcher who has worked on Owl studies, Goshawk projects, and Eagle monitoring in the northwest. Brian has been teaching outdoor educational programs for over 16 years. See the article by Brian Baxter and Don Jones in the Winter 2017 edition of Sandpoint Magazine entitled, "Wings of Winter."
Description: Share with us the special magic of Winter Birding as we quietly meander timbered edges and riparian stringers in search of sign and sightings of birds of prey; waterfowl; woodpeckers; and songbirds! After an hour of classroom instruction, we will head to the field. Please come prepared with proper layers, good pack boots, snowshoes if needed, lunch, water, binoculars, spotting scopes, and field bird guide books. Full gas tanks appreciated, and car pooling as well to limit necessary parking.
Recommended Reading: Sandpoint, Idaho Magazine, Winter 2017; Field Guides such as National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Western edition revised; and Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, fourth edition can be helpful and may be available at Snappy Sport Senter.