Georgetown Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Georgetown Lake, MT
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Georgetown Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
1. Look for damsel flies throughout the day. It's time to start throwing dries. 2. The traveling sedge is out in the evenings. If you don't mind fishing around dark this is some of the most explosive dry fly fishing in Montana. 3. Learning to double haul will increase distance and ability to cast in windy conditions.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Georgetown Lake is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Blackfoot River Outfitters
Blue Damsel Lodge

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning and evening

Best stretch: The entire lake is good.

Best access point: Red Bridge, Stuart Mill Bay

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, Damsel Flies, Midges

Fish species: Rainbow and Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon

Fishing season: The entire lake is open with exception of SE Shoreline until 7.1.

Nearest airport: Missoula International Airport (MSO)

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

Dry-droppers in shallow water; hang out around dark to catch the traveling sedge hatch.

7-Day Forecast

Things are picking up at the lake. Damsel activity is picking up and the traveling sedge is here!


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