Flathead Lake/Lake Koocanusa Fishing Report by Mo Fisch Charters – 3.21.13
By angelamontana

Posted: March 21, 2013

Fishing on Flathead Lake remains steady.

What to use:

Electronic Stingfish from Pro-Troll has been working great! Size 15 cm or 5-1/2” long in #385 chrome blue scale is a great color, last week we put 3 slot fish, 32-34”, and one over the slot, 39” 19lbs., in the boat and nine smaller fish went to the BBQ.

Also try the stingfish in # 387 gold tiger, # 416 golden frog. The lures are designed to be fished deep, 200 ft., they also can be fished slow 1 mph.

The ECHIP in these lures add electronic attraction, only lure with laser eyes, fusion welded body for water proofing, rigid internal partitions-will not crush in deep water, perma deposition chroming with UV cured overcoat, tunable snap ring.

Also from Pro-Troll try the Electronic Prochip 8 series. This is an 8” flasher that I use when targeting the more abundant average sized lake trout 5- 8lb. and trying to put as many fish in the boat as possible. This flasher has the Echip which provides live bait nerve pulses; the kicker fin adds more rotation at slower speeds. I rig this flasher with a houchie or a bucktail streamer fly approx. 22-24” behind the flasher. I like to use 30 lb. monofilament for my leader material, P-Line floroclear works great.

Where to fish:

Try fishing the big flats on the center bar from Angel Point south. Start in 120’ of water and work your way into deeper water 200’. When you find fish at a certain depth concentrate on that depth.

Lake Koocanusa:

Not too much to report here. Most of the fish being caught are bull trout. Typical day will yield 8-10 bulls and 1 or 2 rainbows.  The rainbows have been running about 2-5lbs. Try fishing the surface with perch pattern Rapala’s, also silver and black, bucktail flies and Lyman plugs.

“No Bad Days”

Mo Fisch Charters


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