Where to Fish and Paddle
There’s an old saying in the Land of Hidden Waters: “Fish a lake a day, for every day you stay.”
The abundance of insects and invertebrates in the area’s still waters makes a prime feeding ground for several fish species who grow quickly due to the food surplus. Fall, in particular, is the perfect time to snag a robust rainbow trout as they head to the shallows to stock up on small shrimp and leeches before the lakes freeze over. And while the lakes are dominant with rainbow trout, you may also hook an Arctic Char, Kokanee, Brook, or Barbot Trout. These same still waters offer easy, gentle paddling experiences with plenty of quiet and beautiful natural scenery.
With so many lakes to choose from, where does one even begin? Swing by Little Fort Fly & Tackle or Lone Butte Sporting Goods Store to stock up on supplies and glean local knowledge before heading out. Most resorts also offer canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and small boat rentals. Start with some of the larger lakes, to get your feet wet, as it were.