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Flathead Lake is still doing well for Lake Whitefish. The North End is still producing, but it tends to be a bit more spotty. Try fishing around Paint Rocks area, Cedar Island, Angel Point, Conrad Point, Caroline Point, and Woods Bay.
At the South End, check out The Narrows, Elmo Bay, Big Arm and off the points. They all have been reported to be fishing well. Look to have your line sitting 40’-60’ deep in the water. Early mornings are still hitting the best. Seeing the best action on Pete’s Whitefish Slayers, Zimmer Rattle D’Zasters, and Rattle Snakies. Green colors and 3/8-1/2 oz. Also hearing some Macks mixed in with the Whitefish.
Try trolling in the Delta area with Flatfish and about 100’ of water. Woods Bay point using the Maglip M2 for a good size in Red/White or Glo. Perch are also showing up in Elmo, Big Arm Bays. Don’t forget to take your cooler full of ice.
The South Fork above the reservoir is still excellent. Try using Large Foam Hoppers, Stimulators, Humpy and Chubbys. If you aren’t fly fishing, try Panther Martin spinners or Salmon eggs. The Middle Fork/North Fork are fishing excellent. Steve says that Elkhairs, Stimulators, Purple Haze and Humpys are hitting the best.
Middle / Lower Thompson
Both are fishing well for Perch in the 7-12” range. Also hearing the Kokanee are suspended 40’-50’ in Middle Thompson. Troll lead core with a small dodger in silver and a small triple teaser. Pike in the early mornings on Lower Thompson in the bays. Hit them with smelt or large Rapalas.
Very good Bass – both Large and Smallies. The lake is quite busy with boat traffic, but night bite is doing well. Try deep diving cranks from Strike King or Drop Shot, small tubes or Senkos. For your night time fishing use Pete’s Chatterbaits in dark colors.
Lake Mary Ronan
Still a little slow. The night fishing for Salmon is doing well though. Jigging with Hali Spoons, Swedish Pimples. Action on Perch is much slower, however that should be picking up soon with cooling water temps.
Excellent Kokanee action – seeing 10-12” fish. Trolling lead core or downriggers around 30’-50’ with small Cowbells and Wedding Ring spinners tipped with maggots.
Hearing good numbers of Pike. Smaller sized fish though. Try Spoons and Spinnerbaits in the West end around the weeds for good Perch. There are also some Lake Trout and Rainbows hiding out in there as well.
Good numbers for Salmon and Smallmouth Bass.
High Mountain lakes are all fishing very well right now if you want to hike in. Try Wildcat, Jenny or Hidden Lake in the park.
Be sure to sign up for the Wild West Panfish Trail tournament on Middle / Lower Thompson on September 9th. $100 per Team Entry (2 Person). Heaviest weight of 15 fish (Perch or Sunfish). Limited to 25 Teams. Sign Up @ Snappy’s Customer Service. Any questions, please talk to Chancy in the fishing department.