“Flathead Lake Trout Fishing Remains GREAT” – Fishing Report by Capt. Bob of Mo Fisch Charters


The lake trout fishing on Flathead Lake remains GREAT! The last couple of weeks we have averaged 15 fish in the boat each trip. Yesterday the biggest fish was 38” long and 15.8 lbs. Today we boated 2 nice slot fish at 34” and cleaned 10 smaller fish just right for the smoker. What to […]

Flathead Lake Fishing Report for 1/3/2013 by Bob Orsua of Mo Fisch Charters


Flathead Lake Fishing Report Winter fishing on Flathead continues to be good. We can launch at West shore State Park. We are fishing in 80-160 ft. of water from the boat launch to Cedar Island. Fishing shallow at 80’, try the typical dodger or flasher combo with the houchies in a glow white.  Also, try […]

Kamloop Rainbows Biting: Flathead Lake Fishing Report from Mo Fisch

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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, […]

Fishing On Flathead Lake Remains Steady in the Flathead Lake Fishing Report


Summer fishing on Flathead Lake remains steady. Fishing the north end of the center bar is a good area for smaller good eating Lakers. Also the 300’ of water down the east side of the center bar is holding fish feeding on the shrimp.   Try trolling a dodger houchies combo in either white houchies or green/white combination. […]

The Next Few Days Should Tell the Story of the Whitefish Bite: Captain’s Column


A lot of Western Montana angler’s eyes and ears are looking and listening for any positive information on the whitefish bite that will hopefully take place this year on Flathead Lake. I called the “Macman” Dick Zimmer of Pablo and Zimmers Tackle earlier this week to see if he had heard of any whitefish being […]

June Weather might have adversely affected the Whitefish Bite on Flathead Lake


The Captain recieved an email from Jim Vashro FWP’s Fisheries Manager for Flathead Lake back in May explaining how the Whitefish Bite on Flathead Lake was promising. Cap recently received an new one explaining that due to the weather, the Whitefish bite on Flathead Lake isn’t as good as he had hoped for. Read Jim’s email below.   […]

Changing Weather Makes Tracking Fish Difficult: Tips To Find ‘Em in the Flathead Lake Fishing Report

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The fishing on Flathead Lake is as unpredictable as the weather. Spring time in Montana can be windy rainy one day and sunny the next. The Flathead River runoff is in full swing and with the amount of rain we have had, this spring, the river is putting a lot of stained muddy water into […]

Strong Whitefish Fishery In Flathead Lake This Summer

G & S Fisheries

Jim Vashro, fish biologist for Region 1 and Flathead Lake, gives his thoughts on a possible whitefish bite this summer: Well, people have been asking so I’m going to stick my neck out. Flathead Lake had very good fishing for lake whitefish in 2004-2007. Fishing was then very poor in 2007-2011. Lake whitefish are one […]

Large lake trout caught in the Flathead Lake Fishing Report


Big news, really big news about Flathead Lake! This is one of those stories that if the public is not informed early and stays informed they will wonder what happened when all the Lake Trout are gone! If you did not see the recent article that Montana FWP has withdrawn from the co-management of Flathead Lake […]

Whitefish Fishing at Flathead is Obsolete. Other Waters Picking Up

Whitefish Fishing at Flathead Lake in Montana

It has been another disappointing year for fishing whitefish on Flathead Lake. Many of the anglers were holding out hope that the bite might be delayed much like other fishing opportunities because of the tremendous spring-runoff that Montana experienced. We are now in the second half of August and as of yet there has not […]