Cradled between towering mountain ranges, Kootenay Lake features an unbeatable combination of scenery and fishing. Home of the world-famous Gerrard Rainbow Trout, BC’s fifth-largest lake offers fishing year-round.

  • Kootenay Lake is one of the largest and deepest lakes in British Columbia. Depths vary from so shallow that occasionally sand bars rise along the centre of the lake to over 150 metres down
  • We are proud to support fishing derbies in the region including the Kootenay Lake Classic
  • Jones Boys Boats is an authorized vendor for fishing and hunting licences and tags
  • Fishing is a great way to spend family time and teach kids how to fish
  • Trolling from a boat with the appropriate fishing gear is the best way to catch Rainbow and Bull Trout.
  • Fish frequent shallow waters from autumn through late spring. Follow local guides like Kerry Reed for the latest tips and recommended lures.
  • During the warmth of summer, downriggers and fish finders will help you find the right spot
  • Everyone over 16 years of age requires a valid freshwater fishing license. Check the BC Government website for more info on fishing licenses.