The lake trout fishing remains steady on Flathead Lake. This time of the season I call it the tansition period. These lakers seem to be moving around due to the run off and fluxuation of the water temperature and oxygen level. Try fishing the east side of the center bar just off of Woods Bay point. You can fish the entire length of the center bar starting at the delta all the way down to Yellow Bay.
Jigging in 200? of water works well or trolling in 180-200? the typical trolling dodgers and houchies, Brads Super Baits all work well.
Lake Mary Ronan:
Just a reminder, the kokanee fishing will open the third Saturday in May. The limit is 10 kokanee per day 20 in possession. Last year the kokanee limits were caught in a hour or less. This is a fantastic opportunity for catching these tasty hard fighting salmon. 12″ kokanee were the average size.
The fishing remains steady for these big rainbows. We did 2 trips last week and the biggest rainbow was 7 lbs. and the biggest bull trout was 9 lbs. Reminder the bull trout are a catch and release only. Great action all day as we put 23 fish in the boat on Saturday and 20 fish in the boat on Sunday. The Koocanusa Resort Derby is the May 16 and 17th. go to Lake Koocanusa Resort.com for all the details.
This is the time to fish Swan Lake for a mixed bag. The rainbows, lake trout, bull trout, pike and kokanee salmon are all biting on this popular lake.
Give us a call if you have any questions about fishing these abundant lakes.
See you on the water