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Fishing


The Thompson Falls area offers numerous excellent fishing possibilities. The area has over 300 lakes over 2,00 rivers and streams, and 33 reservoirs. Trout are probably them most common species, especially, rainbow trout, brook trout, and brown trout. But, you're not limited to trout fishing. You can also find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, norther pike, and even catfish.

Below, we've listed a few locations you might find interesting. For more information, give us a call.
A Secluded Trout Stream

Thompson River

The Thompson River begins at Upper Thompson Lake, where it is very narrow, and runs to Lower Clark Fork River, where its width and volume are much larger. The river is, for the most part, very isolated, and its currents are relatively slow.

The Thompson River is an excellent location for Rainbow Trout fishing. You can also find cutthroat trout, brook trout, and whitefish.

Because of its somewhat secluded locations, the river is primarily fished by locals. And, you're likely to have your fishing spot all to yourself. 

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Lake Fishing by Boat

Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the western United States and is one of the cleanest lakes in the world. It is one of Montana's premier fishing lakes, although it's not particularly suited for fly fishing. Because of the lake's size, a powerboat is almost required for fishing, and fishing by boat with trolling gear is common.

Fish that are native to Flathead Lake include cutthroat trout, bull trout, and whitefish. Nonnative fish include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, and a variety of trout species. 

Reservoir Fishing

Noxon Reservoir

Noxon Reservoir is around 7,800 acres in size. At its widest point, it's about a mile across. It was created by a dam across Clark Fork River.

The reservoir has limited fishing access, so most fishing is from a boat. A number of boat ramps are available, nearby.

Noxon Reservoir provides some of the best bass fishing in Montana, both largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, and bass fishing tournaments are held, each spring. Largemouth bass are typically around 1 to 2 pounds, but can be up to 6 pounds. Smallmouth bass average 1 to 2 pounds. Northern Pike are also plentiful in the reservoir. 

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Reviews

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Flathead Lake is a must if in this area! The lake is beautiful and full of wild life. I suggest boating to Wild Horse Island which is only accessible by boat. There was so much wild life to view including osprey, deer, bald eagles, and mountain goats. We did not see the horsed but were not disappointed with what we saw. I recommend a boat rental from the Flathead Boat Co. They were so accommodating, professional, and helpful. Flathead Lake was a beautiful attraction!
Flathead Lake. A beautiful day on the lake. Hooty123, Trip Advisor