Captain Bob’s Fishing Report
By Matt Schauer

Posted: December 22, 2011

Here’s your Winter Fishing Report from Captain Bob.

The Flathead River is winding down for the Whitefish. There are not as many whitefish in the river, they are done with the spawn and are heading back to the lake.

Flathead Lake is still fishing very well. Try trolling near any rock structure. Trolling in 100 ft. of water, set the downriggers at 45 to 65 ft. down, the fish are suspended. Try dodgers and houchies and some large spoons.

Try off Angle Point, CedarIsland, the west side of Shelter Island, and the north end of Wildhorse Island.

Lake Koocanusa is fishing great right now. The lake is going down about a foot a day so you will not have a dock to work with. You can still launch okay you just need to pickup the volunteer that parked the truck along the shore, no problem.

Last week I was out and we caught a real nice 10 lb. rainbow, one small rainbow and 8 nice bull trout.
Lymans were working better than the flies that day. Dark fall colors were definitely better than bright colors.

Take advantage of this nice winter weather, but be careful, it is still very cold water.

See ya on the water!

Captain Bob