Fishing good at East Bay
Fishermen: A heads up on Ninepipe and Pablo Reservoir. They are open as of Jan. 8.
The perch bite at East Bay (east side of Polson Bay) has kicked in with some real jumbos showing up. On Jan. 4 I spent a half a day there and came home with a nice mess of fish. Of the 10 or more people fishing, there wasn’t anybody who didn’t catch fish. Most were east and a little north of the timeshare RV Park but one group caught fish in the middle of the bay.
The fish weren’t extremely aggressive and seemed to bite best on smaller presentations baited with maggots or fish eyes, glow hooks and smile hooks caught more than the jugs below them.
There is a chance for some great lake trout fishing in front of Polson using a whole fish setup.
Lake Mary is fishable but I haven’t heard any reports yet.