August on 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. 200′ of water east side of the delta west of Woods Bay.

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