NW MT Fishing Report by Snappy’s Sport Senter 8.6.19
By angelamontana

Posted: August 7, 2019
Flathead Lake
Whitefish bite is on! Caroline Point, Somers, Delta, Woods Bay are all doing well. 30-50ft depending on your location. Look for large schools on your sonar and jig a Trick Tackle off the bottom.

Flathead River
Hopper patterns are finally working as well as most terrestrials. Good spots are Blankenship Bridge, Glacier Rim, Devil’s Elbow and Quarter Circle Bridge.

Thomson Chain
Another good week for fishing. Perch seem to be best in 20-25ft of water. Best Pike and Bass action will be in 10ft or less. Spinner baits in a white and green work best.

Ashley Lake
Reports say that Salmon has slowed some. For best results, find 60ft of water by the primitive boat launch on the West side. Jig with a Hali spoon tipped with corn and maggots.

Church Slough
Look for big Northerns by the inlet in thick weed beds. Cast shallow diving crank baits in a firetiger pattern and work these weeds. Perch are biting right in front of the boat launch.

Dry Bridge Pond
Good spot to take the kids fishing. Good numbers of smaller Trout being caught. Use a Kastmaster in a silver and blue pattern. Small kids can do a worm under a bobber.

Echo Lake
Fish early mornings to avoid boat traffic. Largemouth are still deep or in heavy cover. Good Smallie action using top water poppers. Perch fishing is good for kids over by the boat launch. Use Pete’s Crappie Candy.

Fennon Slough
Reports have been decent for Pike and Largemouth using Rapala jerk baits in a firetiger pattern. Also, try frozen whole fish under a bobber. Crappie have been hard to find but look for heavy structure.

Handkerchief Lake
Lots of smaller Grayling caught using mayfly patterns for fly fishing. For spin cast, use a small Mepps spinner or a Super Duper.

Hungry Horse Reservoir 
Reports have been good in Graves Bay. Troll a silver Krocodile behind a small dodger. You can use the same lure for spin cast. Fly fish near the inlet using Hopper patterns. Try trying a nymph behind the hopper for best results.

Koocanusa
Great Salmon fishing in bays near inlets. Reports say they are staging. Jig with a glow white/orange Hali with corn and maggots. Look for large schools on your sonar.

Lake Mary Ronan
It’s been another good week for Perch. Use a Forage Minnow jig tipped with maggots or chunks of worm in front of the state park or Tuffit.

Lake Five
A few decent Rainbows East of the boat launch. Use a worm on a snelled hook under a slip bobber so you can adjust your depth. Present your bait about 6in off the bottom in 15ft of water. You can also catch nice Perch this way.

Little Bitterroot
Troll for Salmon at varied depths. Use a pink wedding ring with hammered silver blades tipped with NW Rod Bender corn. Pull this setup behind a #3 Bold Cowbell.

Little McGregor
Great place for kids to catch Perch. Jig 6in off the bottom on the South end for best results.

Flathead Lake
Whitefish bite is on! Caroline Point, Somers, Delta, Woods Bay are all doing well. 30-50ft depending on your location. Look for large schools on your sonar and jig a Trick Tackle off the bottom.

Flathead River
Hopper patterns are finally working as well as most terrestrials. Good spots are Blankenship Bridge, Glacier Rim, Devil’s Elbow and Quarter Circle Bridge.

Lower Stillwater
Good Perch action using a 1/16oz jig and leeches.

Thomson Chain
Another good week for fishing. Perch seem to be best in 20-25ft of water. Best Pike and Bass action will be in 10ft or less. Spinner baits in a white and green work best.