Lake Koocanusa has been fishing very well all
winter long. The weather has been very mild allowing us to get out and enjoy
some winter fishing.
Last Saturday we caught 3 nice rainbows ranging from 6 to 9
lbs. really nice fish! Lyman plugs and streamer flies were working best. It
seemed that lighter colors in the whites and pinks, light browns were the colors
of the day. The lake has not gone down much in the last couple of weeks. The
boat ramp is free of ice and snow, no problem! A big thanks goes out to the Forest Service
for plowing the road and the parking area at Rexford Bench.
A bonus for the day we also caught 4 very nice bull trout.
The largest bull trout tipped the scales at 9lbs. It’s always a bonus to catch
these fish! A friend of mine, Bryan, told me he caught a 20lb. bull trout last
week. There are some big fish in that lake, and a lot of them.
Flathead Lake has also been
fishing good. Last week we did two charters and picked up some nice eating size
lake trout. The fish didn’t seem to be very interested in what we were offering
them. This is the first year I have ever been able to get out on the big lake
in January, so I am not too familiar with the fishery that time of year. We
usually start fishing in March and do very well on the larger lake trout that
time of year.
Capt. Bob Orsua
Mo Fisch Charters