looking good

The fishing on Lake Koocanusa is getting better every day.  We are catching 8 to 12 fish average a day. The biggest rainbows are in the 8 lb. range. We did loose a very big fish yesterday. I am guessing the biggest ever for me up there. The fish took out over 200 ft. of line and still going when the line broke. The area between Peck Gulch and the bridge was working very well. I have received some reports that down by the Koocanusa Resort is  kicking out some nice rainbows and bulls.  Don’t forget to pick up your bull trout catch card. You can keep two bull trout a year per person, one a day. Check the regs!

See ya on the lake!

Lake Koocanusa

Okay, I made it up to Lake Koocanusa yesterday. The weather was perfect! We boated 3 rainbows, the largest 7lbs., and 1 bull trout. It was great to get back on the lake. The anticipation of hooking a really big rainbow is always there. The surface temp. was 57.0. The fishing is only going to get better. We caught the fish on a mixed bag of lures. Flies and Lymans are always the way to go. Also some Rapala’s work very well. Send me your fishing reports if you fish the lake. I heard of a 14lbr. caught last week.

See ya up north.

Lake Koocanusa

It is time to start thinking about the big rainbows in Lake Koocanusa. I will start fishing up there Oct. 16th thru the end of November. If you are thinking of booking a charter, book early as I fill up fast. Booking a charter is the fastest and easiest way to learn how to fish that trophy fishery. If you do fish up there let me know how you do!

See Ya up north


Fishing on Flathead Lake has been steady,  averaging 6 to 12 fish per charter. The fish have moved into some shallower water.  Fish the rocky edges and gravel bars. This is spawn  time for the lake trout. Down size on your spoons. perch pattern, brasss/red stripe spoons are working well. I have been trolling in 60 to 100′ of water and keeping my lures close to the bottom. Angel Point and Painted Rocks have been very reliable.  I am still picking up some nice slot and just under slot fish pulling flatfish on the bottom early in the morning. Also try some flashers with the e-chip with a mother of pearl hochie squid.  Don’t forget the Mack Days are on for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sign up and get involved.

See ya on the water