Popular spots include the Swan River, where you can wade in or fish from a drift boat or kayak. Echo Lake, located just north of Bigfork, is another popular spot to cast your rod. Fishing on Echo Lake is typically best in the early morning and late afternoon.
The nearby Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States and is also a popular fishing destination. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow and cutthroat trout, lake trout, bass, and whitefish. Anglers can spend days exploring the lake’s many bays, coves, and islands in search of their next big catch.
Make the most out of your fishing adventures by going with a guide. Not only do they have all the knowledge and tools, but they also know the secret spots! Local fishing charters are available year-round, so fishermen (and women) can make the most of the winters with a little ice fishing as well.
Fishing regulations vary by location, species of fish and time of year. It is your responsibility to know the laws and get a fishing license. And, as with any outdoor activity it is important to practice Leave No Trace principles.