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Smoke & More Smoke! The fishing is still strong if you can handle the smoke. PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!
Lake Whitefish are still hitting a good bit. North End is still fishing very well. Try you luck on the Delta, Woods Bay Point, Caroline Point and Conrad Point. Also, should be decent elsewhere if you are fishing in 40’-60’ of water.
Lake Trout are starting to pick up out there. Trolling Flatfish around 60’-100’ around the Delta and Mid Lake Bar. Lake Trout are also mixed in with the Whitefish. Jigging larger jigs from Zimmer or Kit’s Tackle. Seeing 1 or 1-1/2 oz. as the most popular. Early mornings are still your best bet! Don’t forget to bring your cooler packed with ice to get those fish cooled down quickly.
South End stall has some great Perch action in Big Arm, Elmo, Dayton Bay or around Cromwell Island. Look for them to be at 15’-25’ deep.
Flathead River- Main Stem
Start looking for the Whitefish to show up here in the beginning of October. The Trout fishing is pretty good right now. Seeing good activity with Salmon Eggs, Panther Martins or Blue Fox Spinner. If you are out Fly-Fishing stick with your Hoppers and Ants.
September 15th is the opening day for Snagging. Graves Creek, Tobacco River and sections of the Kootenai will all be running well. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR REGS!
Hearing about a good number of Lake Trout along the highway side of the lake. Most reports are trolling Big Spoons or Flashers with Squid Rigs. If you are looking for Pike try the South End in the weeds.
Quite a few Pike in the bays. Look for the Lake Trout just off the points or around the rocky shore line in the early mornings.
Flathead River Sloughs
Church / Fennon – Starting to pick up for Bass and Crappie. Look in the deeper weed edges in the evening for the Crappie.
Rose Creek / Half Moon – Starting to pick up on Pike. Try your Husky Jerks or a large swim bait.
Loads of Perch in the 7”-10” range. Look for them to be in the weeds sitting in 10’-15’ water. Pete’s Crappie Candy is magically delicious for these buggers. Rainbow Trout are active in the early mornings. They have been hitting them trolling Small Spoons or Fly Fishing with Leech Patterns.
Another great spot for your smaller Pike. This is generally just a great spot to catch fish. Mostly hearing good things with Spinnerbaits or Top Water Frogs.
Lower Flathead (Below Kerr Dam)
The Smallmouth action is HOT all the way down to Perma. Also hearing decent reports for Brown Trout and Rainbows below the dam.
Noxon ReservoirGreat Bass, Perch and Pike. Also, have heard some decent reports for Walleye on the flats. Keep an eye out for them in 20’-30’ of water.
Pike seem to be the ticket here. Pulling in 3-5lb fish. Hearing a few reports about some good Perch action along the West End.
Be sure to sign up for the Wild West Panfish Trail tournament on Lake Mary Ronan on October 7th. $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.