Good Fishing In the Flathead Lake Fishing Report: 5/16/2012
By Kjel

Posted: May 16, 2012

Flathead Lake:

Fishing remains steady on Flathead Lake. Try trolling in 180-200’ of water off the east side of the center bar. Trolling Brad’s Super Baits, also try Electronic ProChip 8 Series from Pro-Troll. 8” flashers in #105 glow green, # 746 Mountain Dew Glow on Chartreuse.

Tie 28” behind the flasher a Ace Hi Fly in either a #182 Glow Green, or a # 197 UV glow in the dark. Remember keep those baits close to the bottom.

Also fish are showing up at the north end off the river mouth. Fish are anywhere from 60’ down to 120’. Try using an F-2 chrome flasher from Silver Horde; tie on a Mother of Pearl Houchies #35 (4 1/4”) #2031, or #8011 double glow. You can tip these baits with a small piece of cut bait.

Tip of the Week:

Sweet-Smelling Coolers

Before you put the cooler away between fishing trips, take a ball of paper towels and put a little artificial vanilla on it. Throw the paper towels in the cooler, and the cooler will smell good as new next time you pull it out. I keep a roll of paper towels and a bottle of cheap artificial vanilla on the shelf right next to the coolers. Many times when I’m getting the coolers ready, I’ll just put the paper towels I pulled out of the cooler on the work bench and re-use them when I get home. The paper towels also soak up that little bit of moisture left over after you wash it out. “This really works”

I also put a piece of paper towel with the vanilla on it in any little storage area that gets that musty smell.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Bob Orsua
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