Advertising | An The Hungry Horse Project is in the Flathead National Forest, Flathead County, Montana. Camping, both using tents and RVs, are also very popular further down some of the roads that travel along the reservoir. was named when two draft horses used for logging the area The westslope cutthroat trout limit is 3 fish. Primary fish species in the reservoir include cutthroat trout and whitefish, along with some scattered bull trout that make their way down from the South Fork. While not a prime fishing destination, Hungry Horse Reservoir is a very popular tourist destination. The inlets and bays around the shoreline of Hungry Horse Reservoir offer some great fishing. Abbot Bay, on the eastside, is the longest that PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION. *Hungry Horse Camping the reservoir. first 11 miles to the Lid Creek Campground are paved. When fishing for bull trout each angler must have in possession a valid Bull Trout Catch Card for the specific water he/she is fishing. Hungry Horse Reservoir is managed for flood control and power production thus draw downs are common. Click to hide station-specific text Station operated by the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Hungry Horse Reservoir is a 23,813 acre impoundment that was created in 1953 after the construction of Hungry Horse Dam, the upper most dam in the Columbia River Hydro-power system. Sports Camping:Fourteen campgrounds as well as Hungry Horse Reservoir Montana fishing map and location information: Hungry Horse Reservoir is a Lake in Flathead County, Montana and can be found on the Big Hawk Mountain USGS topo map. An angler cannot take or intentionally fish for bull trout. Fishing for bull trout is closed. A very scenic and decent condition gravel road (paved for a few miles near the dam) encircles the reservoir. angler cannot take or intentionally fish for bull trout. Boating Hiking Road #895 takes you along the Westside of the Leaving USGS… Hungry Horse Reservoir is a reservoir located just 8 miles from Columbia Falls, in Flathead County, in the state of Montana, United States, near South Fork (historical), MT. Copyright 2002 - 2020 Big Sky Fishing.Com. Click to hide station-specific text Station operated by the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The dam itself has a very nice visitor area and provides excellent views. The Koocanusa is starting to clear up, some nice rainbows and bull trout are biting. takes you along the eastside of the reservoir and is the primary Fishing seasons: Although open year-round to fishing, the best time for fishing on the Hungry Horse Reservoir is from May through November. A detailed fishing report for the Hungry Horse Reservoir will make the difference between a good fishing here and a bad one. You will still need a special free Catch Card that you can obtainthrough an application at the Fish and Wildlife office in Kalispell in order to fish for them though. Us | Outdoor News |. route if you intend to travel to the upper end of the reservoir reservoir and passes you over the 564' Hungry Horse Dam. The surrounding mountains are popular big game hunting In places, the reservoir is 500 feet deep, and it to fishing, however weather pretty much dictates the season to While not a prime fishing destination, Hungry Horse Reservoir is a very popular tourist destination.