Landen and I hit up the kiddy lake in Kalispell for an hour or so today. What a great spot for kids. Pine Grove Pond is the place to take kids fishing. It’s full of 18″ rainbows and they are swimming along the shoreline willing to eat. It’s about ready to close for the season so give it a shot before the season is over.

Pine Grove Pond

  • Location: This 5 acre pond is 3 miles northeast of Kalispell off Rose Crossing east of Whitefish Stage Road and just west of the Whitefish River. The pond will officially open April 30, 2011.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout and cutthroat trout
  • Helpful Hints: This family fishing pond is open to everyone. Adults 15 and older are asked to release all fish and anglers 14 and younger may keep one trout per day.  The pond will be open April through September. The pond has a walking trail around it, parking and a vault latrine and will have an accessible fishing pier and picnic shelter. Osprey, bald eagles, waterfowl and whitetail deer are common. The pond was built and donated by Robin Street and his son Steve and family. Numerous groups contributed to the pond construction including Ames Construction, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Flathead Electric Round Up For Safety, Flathead Valley Community College Heavy Equipment Program, Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Flathead Conservation District, Flathead Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, Flathead Wildlife, Inc., and others. The pond is heavily used for Hooked On Fishing and other educational events.

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