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The lake is capped over 5 to 6 in. Lots of small Pike try bait and tube jigs it seems to be working all day. For Perch use small jigs with maggots or waxy worms. Check regs for size and quantity.
Upper Thompson is starting to cap over. Perch fishing has slowed down try small jigs and Pete's tackle and forage minnows. Trout fishing around the shore line in the morning and in the middle of the lake in the PM. Trolling with spinners, spoons and shallow running crankbaits.
Flathead Lake and sloughs:
Lake Trout try Woods Bay off the point and rocky outcrops. Whitefish are still in the river try jigging with small craws and tube jigs. The sloughs are starting to cap over, BE CAREFUL.
Salmon fishing try trolling with wedding rings 30 to 50' for jigging use Hailey’s. For the big Rainbows in the early morning troll with Berkley Flicker shad, Lyman lures and flies.
Salmon trolling (no recent reports) try wedding rings and small spoons. Rainbow trolling the shoreline in the early morning and evenings, use spinners and spoons. Pike, fishing near the weed beds and the river mouth on the south end of the lake.
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 try spinners and spoons. Salmon fishing (no recent reports) try trolling with wedding rings and jigging with Hailey’s 25 to 40'.
Bass fishing has slowed down fish deep. Smallmouth have been hitting swimbaits. Perch fishing around the weed beds try Pete’s tackle. Pike (no recent reports) try fishing around the weed beds with spinners, spoons, swim baits and large bait.
Salmon trolling 25 to 40' in the early morning, try wedding rings and cow bells. Bass fishing around the rocky shore line and drop-offs try drop-shotting , Texas rigging and squarebills. For large trout are being caught, trolling with large spoons and Lyman lures.
Salmon (no recent reports) try trolling or jigging in the early morning 25 to 40'. Jigging for perch in the weed beds try forage minnows and Pete’s tackle. Smallmouth Bass fishing has slowed down try fishing around rocky drop off points. Try drop-shotting, Texas rigging and squarebills. For the large trout try trout trolling with large spoons and Lyman lures.
USGS Columbia Falls: Discharge: 3830 cfps. Water Temp: 37 deg.
Fly fishing: Try large nymphs and streamers.