I’m cautiously optimistic about this year’s whitefish bite.
For a solid 2 weeks fishermen have been reporting nominal success catching these scrappers.
Three places seem to stand out:
- The Narrows area in depth as shallow as 40 Ft.
- Dead Man’s Point (North of Big Arm State Park in depths of 50 to 60 Feet
- Boundary Point just north of the Reservation line on the west side of the lake.
Fishermen have reported some especially sizable fish at Boundary Point exceeding 6 lbs.
Most are using various shades of Green Rattle D Zastors and some are having success adding red reflector tape to them.
This year appears to be better than last year and as the perch population recovers from the kill-off that occurred several years ago we should see better whitefish fishing every season. It’ll probably still be 3 or 4 years before we begin to experience the optimum return of the great fishing we’ve had in the past.
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August 24th and 25th is the dates for the combination Whitefish Jigfest-MacAttack Tournaments. It will be headquartered at Vista Linda in Somers. Entry fee is 25.00.
(Report by the Macman of Zimmer Tackle; Cover photo: flyrodreel.com)