Flathead Lake Fishing Report for July 21 2019

Lake Superiors starting to kick in on Flathead Lake

MONTANA LIVING — Just a quick fishing report for folks wanting to catch Lake Superior Whitefish on Flathead Lake:

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Bill Carter hauls in a Lake Superior Whitefish on Flathead Lake near the delta at the north end of Flathead Lake. David Reese photo/Montana Living


Dick Zimmer of Zimmer Tackle in Polson says the whitefish bite is slowly coming on, with anglers catching as many as 60 in a day, and others not so much.
Deadman's Point, Painted Rocks, Angel Point and Woods Bay are likely places to target this abundant, non-native fishery in Flathead Lake.
Anchoring and jigging are good bets, using a Zimmer Rattle D-Zaster with a fly above it, and throw a maggot on the jig for good measure.
Trolling a silver spoon and tossing a white-tube jig also are producing results, Zimmer says.
There is simply no better tasting fish, in my opinion, than Lake Superior Whitefish. These fish were allegedly stocked in Flathead Lake in the early 1900s by Scandinavian immigrants who wanted to a food resource in the Flathead Valley.
Good luck out there!

— David Reese, editor
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