Montana Fly Fishing
The Lakes of Central Montana

Central Montana Lakes

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Central Montana, despite most sections lying out in the prairie, has quite a few lakes. Most of these lakes have been created by dams on the regions various rivers and lakes, providing irrigation for the areas farmers and ranchers.

Few anglers from out-state ever visit these lakes, providing an angler on a Montana fly fishing trip the opporunity to visit places few people ever really see.

All of the lakes listed in this section have fish, although most are of the warm water variety consisting of northern pike, walleye, perch and catfish, although good rainbow trout fishing can be found at several of the reservoirs.

Access to the lakes in central Montana is by and large excellent, with designated fishing access sites existing on all of them as well as extensive un-official access sites.

Considering how remote central Montana is, not surprisingly, most of these lakes are quite isolated and require some effort on the part of a fisherman to reach them.

While none of the lakes in central Montana will soon be on the top of a out-state anglers destination list, a side-trip to one of these lakes should not be overlooked, as many of the lakes are quite scenic and can provide decent fishing, especially for the angler who has a boat of one type or another. These lakes also generally have decent camp sites located on them - which is a good thing since most of these lakes are a long way from the nearest town or servcies.

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