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Great Rockies Sport Show:
Billings, Mt. January 11-13, 2013
Missoula, Mt. March 23-24 2013
Montana Sportsman’s Expo:
Kalispell, Mt. February 15-17, 2013
Flathead Lake is a great winter fishery. Depending on the snow and ice conditions we can launch at West Shore State Park.
Winter is my favorite time to target the trophy size Lakers over 20lbs.
Trolling the big flats in 160-200ft. of water will put some big Lakers in the boat.
Try a T-50 flatfish or a M2 SP flatfish from Worden’s, better known as a Mag-Lip. These flatfish have a very fast action and rattles in the body that create a lot of vibration and sound. I like to put down the two outside downriggers and one steel line straight down the middle. On the steel line I like to put on a T-60 Flatfish in a glow white Luminous.
Remember to troll these flatfish around 1 mph. these big Lakers will not chase a fast moving lure.
Also a slow troll with Brad’s Super Bait close to bottom woks well. Try using some cut bait or sausage in the Super Bait for a scent trail. Remember to use a good snap swivel with these spinning type baits so you don’t twist your line.