The Lakes

Flathead Lake

Probably the best Lake Trout fishery in the lower 48…maybe in North America. 400,000 trout in 5 cubic miles of water. The record was broken in 2004 at 42lb. You might be the lucky angler to do it again. There are bigger fish out there. And the daily limit is currently very generous.

In mid-summer, evening fishing is typically marked by a feeding frenzy in the trench, where mid-size Lake Trout feed on rising shrimp. For hot action, this is the place to go when the sun gets low.

Also in mid-summer to early fall, Lake Superior Whitefish congregate in rocky shallows and the bite is on. Pound for pound, nothing fights like Lake Superior Whitefish. Jigging for these muscle-bound fighters can yield a hundred fish in an hour – and that’s counting only the ones that don’t get off.

Flathead Lake is an awesome fishery, and currently supports almost unlimited fishing with Lake Trout limits at 50 per person, per day. Whitefish limits are 100 per person per day.

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