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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.
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.
Above the lake, near Sportsman Bridge hearing reports of Lake Trout, Bulls, Whitefish and Pike. Be sure to check your regs as there are tight restrictions on the river this time of year.
Upper Stretch from Columbia Falls to Kalispell is fishing well for Cutts, Rainbows, a few Bulls and Whitefish. Use your flies; specifically, Streamers, Wooly Buggers or Muddle Minnow Patterns. If you are spinning use your Little Cleo’s in gold or silver. Also, Panther Martins are working well.
Clark Fork River
From St. Regis to Paradise is fishing well for Rainbows and a few Cutts and Browns. Try Nymphs, Streamers for your fly patterns. Spin fishing your Thomas Cyclones, Kastmasters or Little Cleo’s have been working well.
Looks like the ice is gone. Pike fishing in the bays should b excellent. Also look for Perch and Walleye.
Holter Lake (Helena Area)
Gates of Mountain is open. Good Trout trolling reports. Still some ice around though.
Still has 14”-16” of ice. Hearing good numbers of Salmon still biting. Also a few big Rainbows in the shallow North End.
All lakes still have fishable ice. Good numbers of Perch and a few Pike reports.
Good ice still. Catching good numbers of Salmon along the West Short. Also a few Perch and Rainbows.
Lake Mary Ronan
Still good ice as well. Watch your shorelines though. Hearing reports of nice Perch and still a few Salmon reports.
Still frozen. Catching lots of smaller Lake Trout (12”-20”). Few nice Rainbow in the shallows (up to 5lb).
Flathead Rivers Sloughs
They are all starting to open up. Fennon, Church, McWenneger and Half Moon. Be sure to check boating regs on Church as it has a closure until April 10th.
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