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Holland Lake

Holland Lake

Holland Lake
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Holland Lake is a beautiful lake lying right on the western edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Besides offering excellent fly fishing in a scenic environment, Holland Lake is a very nice day use area, a large campground, and serves as a major trailhead for entry into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.

Holland Lake is anything but a wilderness lake. Numerous summer homes ring the lake, although it is a far cry from a typical summer getaway lake. The lake is very popular for recreational boating and waterskiing, particularly on summer weekend days. If you are searching for solitude, stay away from Holland Lake on the weekend during the summer.

During the off-season, though, as well as on weekday summer days; Holland Lake is not overly used. In short, if you plan on fishing Holland Lake, do it during the weekdays or the fall or spring.

Holland Lake
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Holland Lake has excellent fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and whitefish. Kokanee salmon and bull trout are also found in Holland Lake. Due to the fairly large size of the lake and all the private property that lies around it, shore fishing really can't be done successfully. As such, a boat of one variety or another really needs to be used to successfully fish Holland Lake. Canoes, motorboats, inflatable kayaks, pontoon boats and float tubes can all be used successfully on Holland Lake (although the large size of the lake will make for some long kicks in a float tube). The best trout fishing will be found along the shoreline, particularly in the morning and evening hours.

Holland Lake has very easy access. It is located just a short drive up a decent gravel road from Highway 83. The town of Seeley Lake lies about twenty miles south of the lake and provides most services that a visiting angler could want. The small town of Condon is also nearby and offers a few services as well.


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