Montana fishing report

Fishing Report – Winter Rainbows
By Hookemharry

Posted: November 21, 2011

We did a trip last Friday on Lake Koocanusa and, WOW, the winter weather made it a challenge.  There were 10 to 15 mph winds and it was snowing. The temperature, when we started, was 15 degrees and 19 degrees when we ended the day. I really appreciate my heater on days like that. Anyway, that’s winter fishing, we put 4 rainbows in the boat and 3 bull trout. The biggest rainbow weighed in at 9.5 lbs. and a 10 lb. bull trout, (nice fish).

Lymans were working very well, #100, 32, 16, and 135. Also the bucktail flies in the silver/white, red/white, purple/white, and grey/white.

I talked with the Forest Service in Eureka and they said they would get the road down to the ramp plowed on Monday and reset the boat dock. If you ever get a chance, a word of thanks to those folks would go a long way.

The weather forecast calls for a warming trend. I think this next week is going to be very productive.

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