Georgetown Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Georgetown Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
1. The SE shoreline is OPEN! 2. Anywhere you can put a fly will work. We like sight-fishing in 1'-3' of water 3. Look out for rising fish. They may be eating Calibaetis. Tie on one of our Calibaetis patterns and enjoy.
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: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day!

Best stretch: Any access point.

Best access point: Any access point.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Calibaetis, Caddis, Midges

Fish species: Rainbow and Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon

Fishing season: CLOSED until May 16th

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

Stripping leech patterns, calibaetis nymphs, damselfly nymphs, scuds, and dead-drifting chironomids and sow bugs. Dry fly fishing can be excellent mid-June through mid-August. Keep an eye out for rising fish. Cast just upwind of them.

7-Day Forecast

Fishing will be good through the entire season. The wind will pick up mid-day but calm down in the evenings.

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