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Flathead Lake and Northwest Montana Fishing Report for Early May 2023

May 11, 2023

Echo Lake

Bass are moving up on the shorelines of Echo Lake during pre-spawning, so look for good numbers of fish in the bays. Bass jigs and jerk baits have been getting good action. There are also a few nice white fish in the main lake.

Swan Lake

There has been good pike fishing on the south end of Swan Lake and most fish are taking smelt or dead bait.

Flathead Lake (East Bay)

Lots of smaller perch in the 7-10” range are being caught in East Bay of Flathead Lake, along with a few jumbo perch!

Lake Koocanusa

On Lake Koocanusa rainbow and bull trout action is good. Troll Dave’s plugs in purple colors or large trolling flies on planer boards to get the bite!

Until Next Time, Tight Lines!
Capt. Mike Jousma