If you are looking for a fishing paradise look no further!
There are seven species of fish in Kootenay Lake: Rainbow Trout (Gerrard), Bull Trout, Burbot, Mountain Whitefish, White Sturgeon, Brook Trout, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch and Kokanee Salmon.
The Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce advises:
"The lake has three main seasons, spring, summer and winter, and you need to understand fish behaviour during these seasons. If you are a newcomer, hire a guide for a day or more. You’ll get the most information this way, and perhaps you’ll land the big one. Most big fish are caught on the lure that is in season, but the right techniques, such as speed and depth, are just as important. Kootenay Lake also offers excellent fly fishing."
Local Fishing Charters include:
Public launch ramps are available at Riondel, Kootenay Bay and Kuskonook.
Fishing licenses and tackle are available from the Gray Creek Store. Fishing licences can also be ordered online at the Ministry of Environment of British Columbia.
So come and stay with us at Kokanee Chalets and enjoy some of the world's best fresh water fishing!