One Lake Trouts journey in Flathead Lake

    A Lake Trout with a history, from Flathead Lake Montana A client caught this fish the other day, and just before I put it back, I noticed an old “Floy Tag” on its back. FWP did a lot of Lake Trout tagging in the late ’90’s right after Flathead Lake went through another historical change when the Mysis shrimp arrived from upstream. This tag was black and blending in with the dorsal fin. I pulled the tag trying […]

Hot perch bite in Montana

    The yellow perch are in at Flathead Lakes East Bay in Polson, Montana. This is a fishery that many look forward to each year when the water temps rise and they move into spawning grounds. Once water temps rise to about 48 degrees on this shallow bay, the fish turn on.  Ideal conditions look like this…cool nights that allow the water temps to drop to about 40-42 degrees in 1-3 feet of water.  As the late morning sun […]