Fly Fishing for Montana's Spawning Lake Trout

October 29, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Bob Krumm describes fishing deep for large lake trout as one of the great opportunities presented by cooler weather. “During the fall spawning season, lake trout move onto the submerged gravel bars that are from 3 to 15 feet deep. In other words, any angler with a decent boat and sonar outfit can locate the lake trout and be able to cast to them without special equipment. This is the time of year when a fly fisher using a sinking line stands a very good chance of catching a big lake trout. All the angler has to do is to make sure to have a fairly large streamer and a little perseverance.” In the Billings Gazette.