Flathead Area Fishing Report by Snappy’s Sport Senter 5.1.18
By angelamontana

Posted: May 1, 2018
Snappy’s Sport Senter is happy to report that all of the local lakes are ice-free!   Here’s the Flathead area fishing report as of May 1st:
Echo Lake
Good Large and Small Mouth Bass fishing. Try Pete’s Chatter baits or small Strike King KVD 1.5 Square bill Crank Baits. There is a little Salmon trolling in the main lake as well.Lake Mary Ronan
The ice went out on April 25th. Few reports of Salmon and Rainbows. Mt Meadow will be having a Grand Opening on 05/05/2018 – 6PM. Lyle says come on down.

Whitefish Lake
Catching Pike on the North End in the deep weeds. Try Lake Trout off some of the points and Rocky Shore along the East side.Thompson Chain
Bass and Pike are starting to move shallow. Look around bull rushes and weed beds. Salmon fishing deep water on Middle and Lower. Look for Trout on the lower end of Lower Thompson.

Loon Lake (Ferndale)
Bass and Trout are hitting well.

Flathead Lake
East Bay is still catching a good number of Perch, although starting to slow down some. Try Pete’s Tackle Chancy’s Crappie Candy with a small jig head or Gitzits.

Flathead River
Water levels are very high. River is blown out and quite muddy.

Flathead River Sloughs
They are murky but still catching Bass, Pike and Crappie. Try Church and Fennon for the best luck.

Hubbard Reservoir
Catching Rainbows off shore with orange Power Bait.

Smith Lake
Lots of Pike in the 1-3lb range. Use Smelt or Spinnerbaits.

Foy’s Lake
Catching nice Trout off shore. Mostly in the 2-4lb range.

Pine Grove Pond
Fishing well for the kiddos. Stocked with Rainbow Trout.

May 5th
Snappy’s and Fish, Wildlife & Parks Annual Fishing Fair

Come help us kick off another Kid’s fishing season at Snappy’s. FWP will be on hand with activities and games for kids. We will have lunch and of course FREE KID’S FISHING.
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