I'm going to be staying in the Bigfork area for a week in august and want to know what kind of fishing I can get into that time of year. it will be the later part of august so I'm sure much like Missouri, August can be the warmest part of summer.
I am open for any/all types of species, I have plenty of gear for trout fishing, fly fishing, bass fishing and pike fishing. If I had to order, pike > lake trout > whitebfish > trout > bass/sunfish. I live in STL Missouri, and pike lake trout and whitefish aren't in our waters.
I'm not really a fan of paying a charter for trolling lake trout, I wouldn't be opposed to guided fishing on flathead (non trolling) if you guys have some recommendations.
what do you guys recommend targeting and where should I fish come this August?!
edit: we will be staying on swan river somewhat close to the dam, and will have kayaks for fishing swan river, but I'm also interested in fishing Flathead lake.
thanks for your help!