The Macman Dubs Pablo Reservoir the “Hottest Perch Fishery in Western Montana”
By angelamontana

Posted: January 20, 2014

Fishermen:
 Finally Pablo Reservoir is open and, as of yesterday,  I would tag it as
 the hottest perch fishery in Western Montana, judging from all the reports
 I’ve received.
 There were reports of guys taking home as many as 100.  Steve Speckert of
 Polson said he landed the biggest perch he’s caught in 30 years.  The size
 spectrum is from tiny to jumbo with steady action being the norm.
 I had the best success yesterday with a ¼ oz all –glow  Double Treble
 Trilobite which is a Trilobite with hooks and   willow leaf blades on both
 ends.   I’m amazed at how aggressively they attack this jig.  The size
 helps attract the bigger fish and is somewhat of a deterrent to catching
 so many small fish.  Tube jigs also work well.
 After initially catching a fish on maggots I switch to fish eyes.  There
 is something about the appearance and the smell of the fluids in an eye
 that drive the fish crazy.
 Perch fishing is a great way to initiate young anglers.  Being on the ice
 frees them from the confines of a boat and the chance of having a positive
 outdoor adventure is much increased.  I’ve never known anyone who’s
 developed a passion for outdoor sports that has any regrets.
 For more information give us a call at: 406-675-0068 or email us at:
 Good Fishing,
 The Macman
(Report by the Macman; Cover photo: brindleysharbor.com)