Fall Fishing Report on Flathead Lake from Mo Fisch Charters
By Matt Schauer

Posted: October 3, 2012

Fall fishing on Flathead Lake is an excellent time of year to fish the big lake. Lake trout spawn in November and these fish stage near the shore lines in the rocky shoals and ridges.

Lately, we have been catching fish just east of Angel Point in 80 to 120 feet of water. Try fishing the center bar, either on the east side or the west side. The drop off, into deeper water, is producing a good number of average size fish.

What to use:

Try using a #0 dodger from Gold Star in a #110 (chrome) or #793 (hammered blue/chrome). Behind the dodger tie on either an Ace Hi Fly or#35 Octopus (41/4”) in either#8955 (white) or a #3140 (ultra violet) green. http://www.silverhorde.com/

Also, I have been putting on a smile blade from Mack’s Lure in front of the houchies or Ace Hi Fly. The Cha Cha salmon series from Mack’s Lure is a pre-rigged set up, #60062 or#60063 is a good bet. www.mackslure.com

Fishing the early morning bite is producing most of the fish.  Or the very late afternoon is also producing good number.

Tip of the month:

Fall is in the air and the winter storage of our gear is important. For those of you that have Cannon Downriggers, it would be a good idea to these riggers serviced this winter. We are an authorized Cannon service center. Doing a tune up on your riggers during the winter months could save you some down time, next summer. Most of us never consider getting the grease changed in the gear boxes, until we have a failure. Also, greasing the main shaft and changing the bushings on the shaft and spool is a good idea.

Tight lines from Mo Fisch Charters.