Steady Fishing In The Flathead Lake and Lake Koocanusa Fishing Report: 5/21/2012
By Kjel

Posted: May 21, 2012


The fishing on Flathead Lake remains to be steady. The fish are schooling more to the north end, south of the Delta area. The key this time of year is move around and find the bait and then you will find the lake trout. Try fishing 60’ to 160’ of water just on the south and the east side of the delta. At this time of the season try stacking on your downrigger. The runoff is dumping in enough water, debris and oxygenated water that the fish seem to be from top to bottom. Try some spoons on a flat line or stacking 35 to 60’ down while keeping the downrigger on the bottom for those bottom hugging fish.

Spoons on the long lines and stacking above the bottom hugging flasher/houchie combo’s are a good starting place this time of year. Try some deep diving Rapala’s or some heavy spoons.

Lake Koocanusa:

Rainbows in the 5 to 8 lb. range are the average. Trolling the surface with streamer flies in some dark colors, silver and black, black/white/gold are always good colors. Lyman’s in silver and black or silver with pink are working well.


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