Sportsman’s Expo. Lake Koocanusa, Flathead Lake

Montana Sportsman’s Expo

We will be at the Montana Sportsman’s Expo in Kalispell Mt. on Friday Feb. 26th, Saturday Feb. 27th. and Sunday Feb. 28th. 2016. Flathead County Fairgrounds-Trade Center, stop by our booth and say hi! We will be offering some great prices on some fishing tackle and free fishing advise. Also, we will have a show special on charters prices for 2016.

See you there

 

February cabin fever, lets go fishing

The lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake remains steady!

The last couple of weeks we have averaged 15 fish in the boat each trip. Yesterday, the biggest fish was 38” long and 15.8 lbs. Today we boated 5 nice slot fish at 31” to 34? and cleaned 10 smaller fish, just right for the smoker.

What to use:

Flatfish on the bottom. Try the Mag lip from Worden’s, also the original flatfish in size T-50 or T-55 red/white, glow/white, silver/blue, and frog. Remember fish all these lures close to the bottom and very slow.

Where:

Try the flats off  Westshore State Park in 160’ of water. Try trolling south as you get into deeper water 200’. Remember, keep an eye on the weather. West Shore State Park is the only good usable boat ramp to use this time of year. FWP does plow and sand the road, also the boat dock is usable.

                                           LAKE KOOCANUSA:

Spring time on Lake Koocanusa is a good time to get back out on the water after a long winter. The rainbow fishing is very good in the spring just remember to slow down to 2.3 to 2.8mph seems to get the cold fish moving to catch up to your presentation. The usual lures still work like they did in the fall. I like the Blue/white broken back Rapala’s, Lyman plugs in the purple/black as well as the black/silver.  The bucktail streamer flies in the purple/black as well as any silver/black. Remember the food source for these fish are kokanee salmon. It is worth trying some spoons as well.

The lake is down about 50′ The ramp at Rexford Bench open, no problem.

See you on the water