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Guide To Fishing At Lake Koocanusa

AKA: Koocanusa Reservoir

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Lake Koocanusa, MT

Over half of Lake Koocanusa is in Montana, the remainder of the lake is in Canada. Along the USA shores are scattered camping areas. The lake boasts 28,800 surface acres and approximately 150 miles of shoreline.

This fishery is located in the northwest corner of the state. There various areas accessible for fishing from the bank, but many of the better fishing areas can only be reached via boat. Several boat launch ramps are located on either side of the lake. These water are teeming with healthy populations of bass, trout, sunfish, perch, kokanee and pike. Fishing success is enhanced annually with stocking of trout. And, because the lake is in a remote area, it does not get the fishing pressure other Montana lakes receive.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, kokanee salmon and northern pike at Lake Koocanusa in Montana.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Koocanusa

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Brook trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Kokanee salmon Northern pike

Lake Koocanusa Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Abayance Bay Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
406 297-0566

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Abayance Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Mariners Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Barron Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off NF Road 333, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Libby Dam Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the west end of the dam, off Souse Gulch Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Peck Gulch Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Peck Gulch Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Rocky Gorge Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off State Route 37, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Tobacco Plains Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Sophie Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Marinas

Abayance Bay Marina
290 Abayance Bay Drive
Rexford MT 59930
406 297-0566

Click here for a Montana Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Rexford Bench Campground - 406 296-2536

Peck Gulch Campground - 406 293-6211

Rocky Gorge Campground - 406 296-2536

McGillivray Campground - 406 293-7773

Yarnell Island Campground (via boat) - 406 293-7773

Tobacco River Campground - 406 293-6211

Swisher Lake Campground - 406 293-6211

Blue Mountain RV Park - 406 889-3868

Lake Koocanusa MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Koocanusa
Koocanusa Resort & Marina
23911 Scenic Hwy MT-37
Libby, MT 59923
406 293-7474

 

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