Flathead Area Fishing Report by Snappy’s Sport Senter 10.14.21
By angelamontana

Posted: October 15, 2021
We have EVERYTHING you need to put whitefish on the shore! Ice Fishing gear is showing up daily. Vexilars, Cameras and anything else you would need for early ice success.
Flathead River – Whitefish are starting to be caught on the river. Small plastics on a 1/8th or 1/4th jighead seem to be the ticket. Look for deeper pockets in the river where the whitefish will stack up. We are fully stocked on anything you will need to target the fall whitefish run.
Crappie bite is heating up; using a small jig under a slip bobber fish underwater structure.
Pike continue to be caught using a spoons retrieved fairly quick, Smelt and a bobber also continues to work well!! Pike are getting more active, Focus on bigger baits. Weeds are receding and the fish will start moving into hard structure. Look for bait fish.
Loon Lake – Casting spoons have been producing some larger rainbows. Fishing has been very consistent. Powerbait remains to be the bait of choice for the stocked rainbows.

Blanchard Lake – Crappies and perch are biting great! A slip bobber on the main lake is the key to success on the colder days! Pike are being targeted with smelt under a 2” bobber.

Lake Rogers –Grayling bite has been on fire! Try balanced leeches or a small plastic under a slip bobber on the weed edges.

Echo Lake – Fish have started to move into coves to find the fall forage. Try using a weightless fluke around ambush points. Running a slip bobber and a small minnow plastic around structure can also be very effective.

Little Bitterroot – Some Rainbows starting to be caught. Trolling can be very effective this time of year. Trolling bigger spoons can lead to a huge payoff! Silver Little Cleo is the bait of choice.