Trophy Rainbows

Just a reminder, it is not to early to start thinking about booking your trip for Lake Koocanusa.

I will be starting these trips 1st. November thru the end of December.

Book early to get the dates you want.

Flathead Lake


The bite continues on Flathead Lake. For the first 2 hours of any charter I focus my attention on the trophy size Lakers, over 36”s.

I fish the two outside downrigger with a M2 SP Flatfish from Yakima Bait Company. I start with a red/white in size M2SP 41/2”.

Down the middle I will run the steel line with a original Flatfish in either a glow white or a red/white in size T-60.

I will also use the Electronic Stingfish from Pro-Troll in size 15-51/2” long. I use Blue tiger or Chrome Chart.  Ends.

After about 2 hours I then move over to shallower water and fish for what I call the eater size, 24” to 28”. I use the Electronic ProChip Flasher 8” series from Pro-Troll in either a Glow red or a glow Chart. Behind the flasher I tie a mother of pearl #35 Octopus/Squid (41/4”) from Gold Star.

I target the 80 to 120’ of water off the center bar or off Angel Point.

Remember, flatfish troll 1mph and the flasher 1.8 to 2.3mph.

Tight Lines

Bob Orsua

Mo Fisch Charters

August fishing on Flathead Lake


 This is a typical August, fishing for Lake Trout. We are catching good numbers of lake trout 8/10 per trip. Once the runoff ends the lake trout spread out.Cover more area around the south end of the delta all the way down the center bar on the east side. The fish are still suspended in the thermal cline at 35 to 55’ over 60 to 150’ of water. Try trolling ProChip Flashers 8 series in #101 Glow Purple, #640 UVultra plaid.

Also try the 8” flasher from Gold Star in #792 hammered green UV or #264 chrome. Behind the flasher on a 23” leader try a #35 Octopus/Squid (41/4”) in the green # 3140 or #8161 mother of pearl. Try trolling from 1.8 to 2.3 mph.  Mix up your speeds and see what speed works best on any given day.

 Good Luck!

Remember if you’re not tangled you’re not trying!

Bob Orsua

Mo Fisch Charters