If you are interested in ice fishing, I have been out several times a week, now that the ice is safe. Very good perch fishing at Upper Thompson Lake, Lower Stillwater Lake and Lake Mary Ronan. The ice is very safe, at least 10″ of ice and as much as 18″ on Lower Stillwater. I attended the Perch Assault invitational on Lower Stillwater last saturday, and wow, the average fish were much bigger than the previous 2 years. There were 21- 2 man teams in the event and there were 6 perch weighed in that went over 1lb. We took 6th place with 7.63lb’s of perch, that is 10 fish weigh in. The Perch Assault is a great way to learn the area and how to fish for perch. Check out their web site at http://perchassault.com/
Also last wednesday I fished Bitteroot Lake for salmon, a friend and I both caught our limit of 20 salmon each in about 3 hours. They did average 12″. Nice salmon with a bigger one thrown in for good times. Great eating. See you out there
P. S. keep me posted on how the winter fishing has been for you
Just a reminder, we will be at the Great Rockies Sportshow in Great Falls, Mt. Feb. 6-7-8
Also at the Kalispell show Feb. 27-28-March 1 Check out their web site www.GreatRockiesShow.com
Also we will be at the Great Western Sportfishing Show in Spokane Wa. March 6-7-8- this show is all about fishing. I attended this show last year and found it very informative. This show is the only one I am aware of that is strictly fishng. Check it out at www.GreatWesternSportfishingShow.com
I was out on FLathead Lake last saturday. We were targeting big fish. We put one in the boat at about 8lbs., we lost two much larger fish half way to the boat. Winter fishing on the big lake is a great time to target big laketrout. We trolled in 190ft of water, trolling right on the bottom with large artificial lures. The wind did come up in the early afternoon so we got off the lake. The boat ramp at Westshore State Park is plowed and all open. Pick a day and give it a try. We were going to try jigging, but we ran out of time. Jigging is a better presentation this time of year.
See ya on the water