Georgetown Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Georgetown Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Sight fishing along the shores (even if they aren't looking up) is a killer way to spend the day. Also, while scouting the shores... try throwing a single mid-sized hopper (10-14) and twitch it. It's a lot of fun! Early in the day, it'd be a great time to try skating a large Goddard along the shore lines (6-10). If you see any heads, your best bet would be a single small Purple Haze (14-18). Had a report back from 8/19 and our guys said it was great! Single dry all day (#12 purple haze), twitching it along the shore!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Georgetown Lake is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Blackfoot River Outfitters

Water flow: Not applicable

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day, especially on these hot summer days, its a good option.

Best stretch: Stewart Mill bay is fishing great but really anywhere you can find cruising fish is where you want to be!

Best access point: Numerous access around the lake.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sedge Caddis, Callibaetis, Hoppers, and Damsels

Fish species: Rainbow, brooks, kokane

Fishing season: The entire lake is open now

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

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Georgetown Lake Description

Georgetown Lake is Montana’s premier flatwater fishery. Rimmed by the Pintler Mountains, it’s also among the state’s most beautiful. But the real attraction is rainbow trout in the 16"- 26" range. Yes, we said 26" rainbows. As if these giant rainbows weren’t enough – there are numbers of brook trout over 16” and many exceeding 20”! You don’t need to travel to Labrador to see fish like this – they live here ...

Techniques & Tips

Have two rods rigged, one dry and one wet. For your dry, try a single adult damsel (8-12) or a single Goddard (8-10) with the option of dropping either a P.T. or zebra midge off the dry (16-22). Keep it short, 2.5' and we run 5x fluoro. Sight fishing along the shores (even if they aren't looking up) works well. They are still feeding on Damsels but they are liking a little move movement, try skating your Damsel.

7-Day Forecast

We are coming into a cool down this weekend and well into next week! We are very happy about it! Georgetown fishes best on hot, clear days so this week may not be a great option. Lots of rain in the forecast, thunderstorms, and highs in the 70's. The rivers would be a better option until it clears back up. Fishing has been good up there and Phillipsburg is booming, new brewery in town! Stop by our shop, Flint Creek Outdoors, in Philipsburg for the most up to date fishing reports. 406.859.9500. We are open 8am - 5pm every day of the week thru September.

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