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The river is starting to green up some and come down a bit. Another week or two and things should really pick up on the main stem
South Fork (Below Hungry Horse)
The water is high, but we are hearing a few decent reports on the cutts.
Hungry Horse Reservoir
Try fishing the tributary creeks for cutts. Pautzke Salmon Eggs are great. Also give small spoons in gold or hammered copper a shot. They seem to work well too
Has been very windy. This makes for tough fishing conditions. Try the South End near The Narrows with Flat Fish down 60’-80’. Up on the North End, look for “green water”. Try trolling spoons high in the water column. The South End near Polson is showing some good Perch and Smallmouth action as well.
Lake Mary Ronan
Good Perch action in the early morning. Try 20’-25’ depth. Also, the Salmon in the early morning are doing well jigging with Hali Jigs.
Get out in the early morning for Salmon action. Trolling the West End, 25’-35’ down with small dodgers and spoons. Also look for Perch near the weeds right about 8’-12’ down. Try a slip bobber and fish leeches. For the Pike give Husky Jerks and big spoons a shot.
Bitterroot / Ashley Lakes
Both are doing well with Salmon. Ashley has been a bit more productive for the number of fish, but a little smaller in size. Also, the Perch action has been good on Ashley.
Lots of smaller Perch and a few Rainbow reports coming in.
Lots of Perch, 8-11”. Few reports of small Pike and Bass.
Tons of smaller Pike and a few good Perch reports.
Great opportunity for some smaller Pike. Try your Spinner Baits or Weed-less Spoons.
Good Bass action. The water is still a bit muddy, but the fishing has been excellent.
Look for your post spawn Bass in the deep points or near deep structure. Try drop shotting Robo Worms or Tubes for Smallmouth. Spinner Baits and Jerk Baits are good for your Largemouth. Look at the main lake for Whitefish in 40’-50’ of water.
Flathead River Sloughs
Things are starting to green up some. Try Church or Fennon for Bass, Pike and Crappie. For Pike hit Rose Creek and Halfmoon.
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