Macman Is Hopeful of Whitefish Bite
By angelamontana

Posted: August 8, 2013


I’m cautiously optimistic about this year’s whitefish bite.

For a solid 2 weeks fishermen have been reporting nominal success catching these scrappers.

Three places seem to stand out:

  1. The Narrows area in depth as shallow as 40 Ft.
  2. Dead Man’s Point (North of Big Arm State Park in depths of 50 to 60 Feet
  3. Boundary Point just north of the Reservation line on the west side of the lake.

Fishermen have reported some especially sizable fish at Boundary Point exceeding 6 lbs.

Most are using various shades of Green Rattle D Zastors and some are having success adding red reflector tape to them.

This year appears to be better than last year and as the perch population recovers from the kill-off that occurred several years ago we should see better whitefish fishing every season. It’ll probably still be 3 or 4 years before we begin to experience the optimum return of the great fishing we’ve had in the past.

For details call us at: 406-675-0068, Check online at: (I finally got these reports put on our website!) Or email us at:

August 24th and 25th is the dates for the combination Whitefish Jigfest-MacAttack Tournaments. It will be headquartered at Vista Linda in Somers. Entry fee is 25.00.

(Report by the Macman of Zimmer Tackle; Cover photo:

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