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Address: 13546 Mt Highway 37, Libby, MT 59923-8214
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Not just fishing but a real experience

Dave has been guiding on this river for a good many reason. One of the things that is so special about his business is he really cares about the environment and it shows with... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Libby, Montana
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Libby, Montana
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dave has been guiding on this river for a good many reason. One of the things that is so special about his business is he really cares about the environment and it shows with every customer he takes out. Dave believes in catch and release which has helped the fishing on this river a lot. He is so proud of... More 

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I've been fishing with Dave Blackburn of Kootenai Angler for about 15 years and this was my third Cast and Blast. The last two were for pheasants and rainbow over on the Missouri near Craig MT but this one we decided to stay close to "home" at the River Bend lodge. We hunted grouse in the mornings and fished in... More 

1 Thank Terry L
Sandia Park, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My first time to the Kootenai River..... Our group spent 3 days fishing the Kootenai with Dave Backburn (Kootenai Anglers), and during that that time, I scored 30-40 fish days, all on top, hopper,....and one memorable bull trout (on a streamer)....saw maybe one other drift boat the entire time. Dave is the most accommodating, and easy to be with, guide... More 

2 Thank Fred C
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

My wife and I first met Dave and Tammi Blackburn on our 25th wedding anniversary 8 years ago and we have gone back to join them every anniversary since. Fishing is always great and Dave is not only a great guide and fisherman, he's a great person and lots of entertainment. His entire crew of guides are fantastic. The log... More 

1 Thank Tom W
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I have fished with KA for several days every summer for the last six or so years. It's all great. I wouldn't miss it for anything. KA's riverfront cabins are inviting and comfortable, the on-site restaurant has great home-cooked meals, the Libby scene, nestled in the gorgeous mountains, is grand and inviting, KA's host, Dave, and his staff are welcoming,... More 

1 Thank Stephen C
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2013

My husband and I fished the Kootenai with Dave Blackburn on two different days. Dave was very knowledgeable about the river, flies to use and the best techniques for catching fish. We had fun catching rainbows both days. We loved staying at the Bunkhouse. Very comfortable with a homey, western feel. The River Bend restaurant was a great place to... More 

1 Thank Susanne S
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Dave and his group were awesome. Great time - with fish every outing - rainbows and cutthroats galore! 12 to 17 inches average. Montana's best kept secret. We will visit the beautiful pristine Kootenai again! Make sure you catch Dave behind the banjo and don't hesitate to book one of the riverside cabins. Fair prices and a priceless experience.

1 Thank donna p

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