23911 Scenic HWY 37
Libby MT, 59923

(406) 293-7474


Fishing, Lodging & Rentals


Koocanusa Resort and Marina - Fishing Derby - Libby MT

Koocanusa Resort Derby Rules & Application

Please if the kids are under 15 put down their age on the line.  We have prizes for these kids by age.  So please put it in the right spot.
Send apps to the address on the form.  The entry fee for everyone on the boat and app filled out both in the envelope or they are not put into the derby tell we get the entry fee.



Derby Rules Below:

The deadline for apps is May 17th by 11 p.m.

Either in person or by mail.  You must check in on Friday no matter what. Bringing us your app on Friday that will check you in.  Anyone that gets the apps in earlier than Friday, May 19th must check in on Friday themselves.

No exceptions.


Any questions, just call!!
Phone: (406) 293-7474

Rainbows are looking healthy and fighters already.

Good luck everyone.  The rainbow fishing has been really good this year already. Many 7-12lbs already being caught.

2024 derby will be May 18th and 19th always the weekend Saturday and Sunday after Mother's Day.

We have just gotten approval for the derby.  Please fill out all of the form and the age of anyone over the age of 3 years that is on the boat, because they have to be in the derby if they are on the boat.  The set dates are May 18th and 19th with reservations and check in done by May 17th.


Please read the 2024 fishing rules for Montana:

  • You are not allowed to keep any bull trout.
  • 2 poles still allowed on lake Koocanusa per person with valid license.
  • Rainbow possession 5 daily 10 in possession only 1 over 22 inches in possession (pg. 23 of rules book).
  • Kokanee salmon 50 per day 100 in possession.
  • Be sure to read the rule book for rules.


New rule books for 2024 have arrived

  • Fishing licenses are available at the lodge also.
  •  on April 15th open 7 days a week.
  • Weather is beautiful as seems to be going to stay that way rainbows are biting and many averaging 8lbs are being caught.
  • Any question please call, if you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will get right back to you.


You must have your photo id and last 4 numbers of your social security number available to purchase license.

23911 scenic hwy 37
Libby, montana 59923
(406) 293-7474

Come try your luck, this is the second largest freshwater derby in the state of montana.

Licenses  are good starting march 1st and last tell last day of feb for a seasonal.  Go to www.fwp.mt.gov/fishing. Cabins available all year around and coffee is always hot.

Please call if you need anymore information.