Fishing on Lake Koocanusa

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Guest Blogger
Posted On
Jun 5, 2020
Category
Destinations, Good News 'n Stuff, Things to Do

Fishing on Lake Koocanusa

Picture it: You’re out on picturesque blue-green water watching the sun rise as you cast your first line of many for the day. After a full day spent fishing, in the evening you return to board your houseboat and cook a fresh-from-your line fish dinner. The next day, you get to do it all over again. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?

That dream can be your reality on Lake Koocanusa! With more than 80 kilometers — about 50 miles — of water to explore, it’s no wonder fishing on Lake Koocanusa is so popular. Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, West Slope Cutthroat, and even some Perch and Bass are some of the fish you might find when you pull your line out of the water.

In the middle of summer, the sun rises shortly after 5 am and doesn’t set until nearly 10 pm, which means you can be out on the lake and fishing before your first cup of coffee. You  truly can spend all day fishing if that’s your version of a perfect day!

Maybe the rest of the family isn’t on board for an all-fishing-all-the-time trip, that’s ok!  Add a fishing boat when booking your houseboat to ensure you’ll be able to sneak away and access all the best fishing spots while the rest of your party enjoys everything else your houseboat has to offer.

Be prepared, you will need to get a British Columbia fishing license before you can fish anywhere on Lake Koocanusa. Once you arrive at Sunshine Houseboats Marina for your trip, the Driftwood Store offers all of the tackle needed for fishing the waters of Koocanusa.

Ready to get out on the water and start catching some fish? We’re ready to help plan your dream vacation!

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