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USGS Columbia Falls: Discharge 4300 fps. Water temp. 56 to 52
North Fork - the upper run is getting a little bony but fishing good with dry flies and nymphs. Stimulators, hoppers, ants, caddis, may fly patterns.
Flathead River Slough
Church and Fennel good Pike in the early morning and some Bass. Try deep weed beds for pike with large jerk baits and shallow diving crank baits for bass, square bills, and Texas rigging.
USGS: Discharge 199 fps
Water flow is getting low for fishing. Small dry flies, and terrestrial (hoppers, ants, use caddis for moths). For streamer fly fishing use muddler minnows.
Whitefish bite is on all over the lake. Try Caroline Point, The Delta, Shelter, and Cedar Island, Woods Bay Point, Elmo and the Narrows. Use Pete's Tackle Whitefish slayer or Zimmers R-d-Zastor in 3/8 to1/2and 3/4oz. Look in 35 to 50 '. Lake trout mixed in with white fish. Trolling with cut plugs, silver spoons and moonshines. Jigging with tube jigs and cut bait. Perch fishing good in Big Arm, Elmo, west side of Polson and Bay Somers Bay, look in 15 to 30'.
Good Salmon fishing around Rexford try trolling with wedding rings 30 to 40’ for jigging use Haileys 30 to 40'. For the big Rainbows in the early morning troll with Berkley Flicker shad, large spoons and flies.
Excellent Bass, Walleye and Pike. Look at the edge of 20' weed beds.
Salmon trolling 40 to 60' use dodgers and small spoons. Rainbows trolling the shore line in the early morning and evenings, use spinners. Pike fishing on the weed beds and the river mouth on the south end of the lake.
Loon Lake (TLC)
Good Bass fishing with plastics and crankbaits. Perch and Crappie near weed beds and wind falls. Rainbows trout troll with small Flicker Shad and spoons in the main part of the lake.
Rainbow troll in the early morning with spinners and spoons. Fly fish with Wooly buggers using sinking line.
Perch are biting good on small jigs use Pete's tackle. Pike are biting on everything.
Lake Mary Ronan
Good perch fishing around the north end near the rope swing and the hump. Jigging seems to be doing the best. Trolling for trout around the shore line in the early morning.
Lots of small Pike try spinner baits, and Johnson Silver minnow weedless. For Perch use small jigs and bait. Check regs for size and quantity.
Bass are down deep 15 to 25', try jigs. Perch fishing around the deeper weed beds. Pike around the deeper weed beds in the PM with tube jigs.
Perch fishing has been good, small jigs and Pete's tackle, 10 to 20'. Salmon fishing has been slow. Trout fishing around the shore line trolling in the morning and in the middle of the lake in the PM.
Salmon trolling 30 to 50’ in the early morning. Wedding rings and cow bells. Lots of Bass fishing around the rocky shore line and drop-offs. Trout trolling with large spoons. Small mouth Bass on rocky drop points.
Salmon down deep try trolling or jigging in the early morning. Perch fishing in the deeper weed beds.