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Flathead Lake and Sloughs:
Lake Trout are starting their spawn. Trolling and gigging near rocky outcrops. Whitefish are in the river, try small tube jigs, and Pete’s craws. Perch fishing has picked up in the sloughs.
Salmon fishing around Rexford try trolling with wedding rings 30 to 40' for jigging use Hailey’s. For the big Rainbows in the early morning troll with Berkley Flicker shad, and Lyman lures.
Salmon trolling 15 to 30' use wedding rings and small spoons. Rainbows trolling the shoreline in the early morning and evenings, use spinners. Pike, fishing near the weed beds and the river mouth on the south end of the lake. Swan River (NBF) Pike are biting on spinner and swim baits.
Lake Mary Ronan:
Perch fishing near the weed beds, jigging seems to be doing the best. Trolling for trout around the shore line in the early morning. Salmon fishing has picked up, try trolling with wedding rings and jigging use Hailey’s 30 to 40'.
Lots of small Pike. Try bait and bobber, it seems to be working all day. For Perch use small jigs and bait. Check regs for size and quantity.
Largemouth Bass are down 6’ to 28', try jigs with craws and deep swimming crankbaits. Smallmouth have been hitting swimbaits, Texas rigging and square bills. Perch fishing near the weed beds. Pike around the weed beds try spinner and swim baits.
Perch fishing has been good, small jigs and Pete's tackle. Trout fishing around the shore line trolling in the morning and in the middle of the lake in the PM.
Salmon trolling 15’ to 35' in the early morning, try wedding rings and cow bells. Bass fishing around the rocky shore line and drop-offs try drop-shotting and Texas rigging. For large trout trolling with large spoons and Lyman lures.
For Salmon try trolling or jigging in the early morning 15 to 35'. Jigging for perch in the weed beds try forged minnows. Smallmouth Bass have been active on rocky drop off points. Try drop-shotting and Texas rigging. For the large trout trolling with large spoons and Lyman lures.
USGS Columbia Falls: Discharge: 3680 fps. Water Temp: 45 to 50.
Fly fishing: Try nymphs and terrestrials, stimulators, hoppers, caddis, and streamers. Look for Whitefish in the deeper pools, try tube jigs and Pete’s craws.