Kokanee Salmon Fishing Report from Lake Mary Ronan
By Matt Schauer

Posted: May 31, 2012

You may have read how I didn’t have much luck catching “salmon”  this past Sunday through Tuesday on Lake Mary Ronan. (Click here to read the Captains report.) Well, as Walleye Wayne has said many times, “the fish are biting somewhere we just have to find them.”

Jim Chinn and his son-in-law did just that when they were fishing on Tuesday. Chinn recently moved with his wife, from the Bitterroot to the north end of Flathead Lake, to be closer to their grandchildren. It was slow for the better part of the day, for Chinn, but around 4:00 p.m. they headed over to the southeast part of the lake.

“We found the salmon to be at 25-30 feet and we really started to catch’em,” Chinn said. “We were using pink needlefish and a pink wedding ring and trolling 1.3 miles per hour.” Chinn thought they would have caught fish, if they tried jigging, but they were having so much fun catching the fish trolling, they stuck with that method. The bite didn’t stop until they quit fishing around 8:00 p.m.

Also, Jim Johnson called in from Hi Country Snack Foods in Lincoln with a report. Johnson and Dennis Peterson caught nice eating size walleyes on Holter Reservoir Wednesday.

“We were jigging in about 30-35 feet of water and the walleyes were biting real light,” said Johnson. They were tipping their jigs with a leech or a nightcrawler. They also did well trolling for trout around Oxbow Bend.


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