Here is a commentary that recently appeared in the Hungry Horse News, The BigFork Eagle and The Whitefish Pilot.  It was a response to several recent editorials by Trout Unlimited.


Fetha Stix

I highly recommend Fetha Stix and am working closely with them to bring their rods to Montana!  Look for more on a new downrigger rod we are developing with them.

Spring fishing is in full swing!  On Flathead, we are catching Lake Trout in 160-220 feet of water.  They seem to prefer a slower, more subtle presentation as the morning goes on.  Try Captain Andy’s flies in purple and black behind a smaller Shasta Tackle Sling Blade dodger, or any other smaller dodger.  Tie the fly 24-30 inches back for a more subtle action.

On Little Bitteroot Lake, the rainbow bite will get better this week, and the Kokanee are active as well.  For those bigger Kokes, try Petes Tackle Double Spin rigid spinners in Red with Red Blades, or a Macks Lure Wedding Ring Spinner. You can fish Petes Double Spin without a Flasher/Dodger, but try pairing the Macks Lure spinners behind one of their Double D dodgers.

For the Rainbows, big streamer flies off of planer boards are the ticket, but don’t forget the Silver Horde 4.5 plug in Kokanee imitating colors as well.  Make sure your line, knots and drags are up to the task as 20 pound fish are not out of the question!

Give us a call for up to date reports or look for the A Able boats on a lake near you!  We monitor Marine Channel 16 on our VHF radios.


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