Kamloop Rainbows Biting: Flathead Lake Fishing Report from Mo Fisch
By Matt Schauer
It is time to be fishing for those Kamloop rainbows. The surface temperature is down to 52.0 degrees and dropping daily.
We fished last week and averaged 8 fish per day. The biggest 2 rainbows weighed in at 9 pounds each. The biggest bull trout was approximately 9 pounds. Remember we cannot keep any bulls this year, so no need to take them out of the water to weigh them. Keep them in the water and release them as soon and as careful as possible.
We caught fish on streamer flies, Lyman lures, and rainbow Rapalas. Colors seem to be more in the dark colors. Black/purple, black/silver and browns all worked well. The boat ramp is in good shape and as long as we can use the upper ramp the Forest Service will have the boat dock available to us.
Remember to keep your speed in the 3.0 to 3.5 mph. If you have downriggers it wouldn’t hurt to try some flasher with houchies down at 45 to 65 feet.
Keep warm on the water and keep the boat going forward.
If you would like to schedule a charter on Flathead Lake call Captain Bob at (406)755-4414 or stop by their website at www.mofisch.com.