Winter Fishing Report
By Matt Schauer

Posted: December 19, 2011

Winter Fishing Report from Captain Bob, of Mo Fisch Charters

Lake Koocanusa is fishing very well right now. The snow has melted away from the boat ramp and no ice on the lake. The last charter we did yielded 6 rainbows and 3 bull trout.

The largest rainbow at 10 lbs. and the biggest bull trout at 8 lbs.

Rainbows are hitting the streamer flies in dark colors. The purple/grey/ white combo is always a good choice. A couple rainbows were caught on the orange color streamer.

Lymans, purple / silver, purple / black, and the silver / black.

Try varying your speed this time of year as the water gets colder, mix up your speed from 2.5 to 3.5 mph. Try some “S” turns don’t get stuck in just going in a straight line.

If you catch a fish, mark it on your GPS and try going back through that area several times.

The Flathead River is still yielding good catch rates of Lake Superior Whitefish.

Dress warm and bring a large cooler!

Flathead Lake is also fishing very well. We launch at Westshore State Park and fish south down by the islands.

Trolling a dodger rigged with #35 Octopus (41/2”) are working great. #9012, #8008 works very well. That is either some whites or some greens or a combination of.

Also try some large spoons in the perch patterns.

Stay warm and we’ll see on the water!

Captain, Bob

Mo Fisch Charters