Feb 9, 2017
Bitteroot Lake- – Fishing decent in the morning off south boat launch. 40-100ft of water with Hali’s and Swedish Pimples. Big Kamloop’s should be showing up more frequently.
Ashley Lake-– Good Kokanee fishing in 40-80ft of water with Hali’s and Swedish Pimples. Fish shallow for Cutbows and Perch.
Flathead River Sloughs- -Nice Pike fishing dead bait under tip ups and a few nice panfish. Pike should be feeding before ice off.
Smith Lake- – Big Perch should be starting to feed heavily before spawning. Leech and bug patterns on the south end in 3-9ft of water.
Lake Mary Ronan-– Good Perch fishing in 8-20ft of water, Kokanee will be around the Perch as well. Tungsten and wax worms should work.
Island Lake- Perch in numbers nothing too big. Some Pike here and there.
Thompson Chain-– Upper fishing better for big Pike and quite a few decent Perch. Middle fishing good for bigger Perch off Logan State Park and big Kokanee in deep water. Lower fishing well for lots of small Perch. No news on Pike.
Flathead River--Fishing good on warm days in deeper runs and slow riffles. Fire bead San Juan worms and Ray Charles are doing wonders. Stone fly patterns should work as well. Some fish feeding on top for midges. Water might muddy up after a week or so.
Ice conditions are getting worse. Check them for yourself before you go out.
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