Impressed With Fresno Reservoir

It had been years since I had been to Fresno Reservoir – until a couple weeks ago. There have been so many improvements at this recreation area I don’t even know where to start!

The reservoir is located about 12 miles west of Havre. It was built for irrigation and completed in 1939 so, a long time ago. Managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, the reservoir has 5,760 surface acres of water and six recreation areas. The Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited manages a campground and pavilion above the main beach and the club has contributed countless volunteer hours to improve the entire area.

My brother’s favorite spot is Kremlin Bay on the west side of the reservoir. It has a concrete boat ramp, restrooms and campground. And, according to him, lots of fish! The variety of fish here is pretty amazing – walleye, sauger, Northern pike, black crappie, smallmouth bass, burbot, lake whitefish, yellow perch and rainbow trout.

The reservoir really is huge and there are a lot of bays, some with boat slips. The camping areas I saw looked to be in great condition.

My brother keeps promising to take me fishing on Fresno in his boat. So, if that happens, I’ll have some photos of whatever fish I lure onto my line!

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