Fishing Information

Fishing & Boating
Fishing enthusiasts enjoy staying with us because we:
  • We are 5 minute walk to the Clark Fork River & Thompson Falls Reservoir
  • We are 5 mintue drive to the Thompson River
  • Surrounded by National Forests with trails to 63 alpine lakes
  • Year round fishing
  • There are boat launches throughout the county
  • We have ample parking for trucks and boat trailers
  • We're happy to refer you to local fishing guides:


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Fishing & Boating
Outdoor Life Magazine, April 2012
The 35 Best Hunting & Fishing Towns in the US

Thompson Falls was chosen #16

BASS Master Magazine
Bassmaster's 100 best bass lakes of 2012

Chose Noxon Rapid Reservoir as the #65 of top 100 places for bass fishing. Noxon Rapids starts below the Thompson Falls Dam, just a 5 minute walk to the lake or a 5 minute drive to the Flatiron Ridge Boat Launch.

Fishing & Boating
Field & Stream, June 2008 Excerpt from The Montana Experiment by Joe Cermele

"After lunch at the Thompson Grill, we drove back through Snider and turned off into a small campsite to access a different stretch of the Thompson [River]. Here we found glassy pools, fast -water pockets, and good dry-fly water. Within my first five casts, I was into a rainbow that went a solid 20 inches. We picked our way through some whitefish to score a few smaller browns on nymphs. Mark also dropped another hog on a black eddy. You can wade and walk the banks for miles here."