Kootenay Wild Outdoor Sportsman Services Ltd.

1 (250) 229-4725

230 Mountain View Drive, Nelson, BC, V1L 0A7

Our Bridge features an L-Shaped bench that will accommodate 3 comfortably.

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richard rowland with gerrard rainbow trout

kootenay wild fishing Charter: our boat


Our Bayliner model 288 is a command bridge cruiser with a well protected sport fishing cockpit.  Our flybridge and cockpit are fully enclosed, allowing us to fish in the rain and stay dry at the same time.  


Kootenay Wild's 31 ft Bayliner, is equipped to fish with two plainer boards and two down riggers*, for a total of four lines in the water.

​* Please be aware that BC angling regulations only allow one fishing line per angler when there are two or more fisherman in the boat.  Therefore, the boat would require a minimum of three fishermen as well as the guide in order to fully utilize the four line capacity of the boat.

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The gunwales in the aft cockpit are high, which keeps you safe in rough water and also makes it safe to have children onboard.  The engine is a Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI Bravo 111, a 300 HP inboard along with a 113 gallon fuel tank. Altogether we are capable of travelling 200 miles running at 30 miles per hour.  The boat has an overall length of 31 feet and a beam of 10 feet.  We have added a BBQ on the back for preparing lunches.

Kootenay wild fishing charter: OUR fishing gear


Our boat has up-to-date electronics, including a Lowrance GPS / Fishfinder, a VHF radio, and an autopilot.  To catch the fish, we use Scotty down-riggers which take the lures down to the deep water fish and for surface fishing, we use plainer boards, which spread our lines out very wide.  The boat is equipped with a 9.9 Mercury kicker for trolling.  This boat is ideal for all weatherfishing.

details about our bayliner 288 command cruiser


Our Bayliner key features include:  a large cockpit with transom door, a full galley, water heater, a head with shower and sink, a raised dinette table with bench seating, a radio, CD player, GPS, and a refrigerator.  

Kootenay Wild Fishing charter:

regional Information


Kootenay Wild Fishing Charter on Kootenay Lake, located in the West Kootenay Region, is internationally renowned for its fishing.  The area boasts spectacular mountain scenery, glacier fed creeks and rivers, majestic lakes, native forests, and abundant wildlife. 


Kootenay Lake has the largest species of wild Rainbow Trout known as the Gerrard.  These giant Rainbows can grow to over 30 lbs.  Bull Trout and Kokanee (land-locked salmon) are plentiful as well in Kootenay Lake.

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kootenay wild fishing charters

Kootenay Wild Fishing Charters offer guided sport-fishing tours that target Gerrard Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout.   These fish thrive in Kootenay Lake, as it is the largest natural fresh water lake in British Columbia.

Kootenay Wild is a family owned business which means that you receive our full and undivided attention.