Northwest/Northcentral Montana Fishing Report 8/3/13 [AUDIO]
By Kamp Cook

Posted: August 3, 2013

Hear where the fish are biting in the Kalispell and Great Falls areas, from the latest edition of the Montana Outdoor Radio Show.

Chancy from Snappy’s
Chancy at Snappy’s says
FoysLake been fishing pretty well for those power bait fishing from the shore.  Thompson Chain of lakes are doing well on kokannee in the early morning running 12 – 16inches.  The pike are biting pretty well on the Middle and Lower Thompson, with bass on the Upper Thompson.   Flathead River Sloughs are doing pretty well for those pike fishing.  Church Slough finally opened on the boat launch with reports on pike and bass.  Fennon is doing good also.  Noxon Rapids Reservoir’s been doing well during and after the tournament on pike.  McWinneger Slough doing well on croppie, sunfish and has had some decent pike also.  Lake Mary Ronan hearing some good reports on perch in there.  In the early morning been producing some kokannee.  FlatheadLake has had reports on Whitefish around the South end around Big Arm Point. And folks been Trolling in 180 – 200 ft of water picking some decent lake trout.  River fishing the Clark Fork has had some good reports.  The main stem of the Flathead and the lower end of Clark Fork below ThomsonFalls, been doing well on smallmouth bass and had some big pike in there.  The Montana Mack  Attack and Jig Fest is August 24th & 25th on FlatheadLake, and it has a $25 entry fee. 
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Leonard from Roberts Bait and Tackle
Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says the Timber tournament was busy, but they weren’t pulling record size fish that day.  Tiber fishing is best done on spinners.  The 12 pounder was done on Lindy Rig with a Leach.  Most folks are using spinner blades, and most where fishing the Bootlegger on the Marias Arm.  On Holter they still haven’t officially decide what  killed all that karp.  Lakes Francis is a bit tough to get into with the low water, but if you get on the lake despite the wind and rain you can do well on walleye and perch.  You can’t get a big boat into Bynum right now, it’s too low. Still producing some nice 12-13 inch perch out of there.  Fresno’s got a good bite going on for walleye. If you have any questions or need rod & reel repair call Leonard 406-454-1877.

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