Libby Area Fishing
The Country Inn in Libby, Montana is surrounded by rivers, lakes and streams that are teeming with trout, salmon, sturgeon and whitefish. In fact, the Montana state record Rainbow Trout (38 inches/3 pounds) was caught just up the road from the Country Inn in the Kootenai River. Although drift boats and float tubes are popular for fishing the river, there are many public areas where you can fish directly from the banks of the river, no boat needed to reel in record book rainbow trout!
Lake Koocanusa is home to Kokanee Salmon (a daily limit of 35 points to how abundant they are) and several species of trout. In addition to the lake and Kootenai River, the surrounding area features many lakes, streams and rivers for anglers of all skill levels and ages. If you are up for a hike, the pristine and secluded high mountain lakes are home to ravenous trout that will bite on nearly anything! The Explore Libby Montana website has a comprehensive listing of many local fishing hotspots with maps and info here.
Fishing in the Libby, Montana area is not only limited to the summer, but is a year round sport. The Kootenai River is always flowing and Northwest Montana is a very popular ice fishing destination. Visit the US Forest Service ice fishing page for information on area ice fishing locations and ice fishing derbies here.
Below is a map to the location where the Montana state record Rainbow Trout was caught, just 18 miles from the Country Inn!