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Salmon trolling 40 to 60' use dodgers and small spoons. Rainbows trolling the shoreline 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 are active again with the cooler water temperatures.
Whitefish bite is moving north. Try Woods Bay south east side, Shelter, and Cedar Island, Elmo and the Narrows. Use Pete's Tackle Whitefish Slayer or Zimmer’s R-d-Zastor in 3/8 to1/2and 3/4oz. Look in 30 to 40 '. Lake trout mixed in with whitefish. 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 Somers Bay.
Good Salmon fishing around Rexford try trolling with wedding rings 30 to 40' for jigging use Hailey’s 30 to 40'. For the big Rainbows in the early morning troll with Berkley Flicker shad, large spoons and flies. Kokanee snagging is on. Tobacco River - the salmon are still in good numbers. Grave Creek is slowing down some. Kootenai Falls downstream from the Swinging Bridge not showing much action yet.
Good Bass, Walleye and Pike. Look at the edge of 20' weed beds.
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 weed less. 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 weed beds in the PM with tube jigs and spinner baits. Kokanee jigging in 30 to 45'.
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.
Salmon down deep try trolling or jigging in the early morning 30 to 45'. Perch fishing in the deeper weed beds. Small mouth Bass have been active on rocky drop points.
USGS Columbia Falls: Discharge: 3690 fps. Water Temp: 50 to 54
North Fork: The upper run is getting a little bony but fishing good with dry flies and nymphs. Stimulators, hoppers, ants, caddis and mayfly patterns.
Flathead River Slough:
Pike: Try the deeper weed beds, swimbaits and large spoons. Bass: Try jerk and crank baits, square bills, and Texas rigging.
USGS Discharge: 169 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. Browns and Rainbows are moving up from the Clark Fork.