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Willow Creek Reservoir

Willow Creek Reservoir

Willow Creek Reservoir in central Montana
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Willow Creek Reservoir, like nearby Pishkun Reservoir, lies along the Rocky Mountain Front several miles north of the town of Augusta. Unlike most reservoirs in central Montana, Willow Creek Reservoir can offer up decent fly fishing for rainbow trout. Sizeable numbers of rainbow trout are planted each year in this lake, and the moderate fishing pressure on the lake prevents it from being fished out.

Willow Creek Reservoir is of moderate size, running about 1500 acres. As conditions are often very windy, a motor boat is generally the vessel of choice although a float tube, pontoon boat or inflatable kayak can also work well when the wind subsides.

Access to Willow Creek Reservoir is excellent. In addition to having a designated fishing access site, Willow Creek Reservoir is part of the Willow Creek Reservoir Wildlife Management Area, allowing for virtually unlimited access all along the lake. A fisherman can camp pretty much anywhere they want.

Willow Creek Reservoir in Central Montana
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Although Willow Creek Reservoir lies only several miles away from the small town of Augusta, anglers should visit Willow Creek Reservoir fully prepared with whatever they will need, as Augusta itself is very small. Most services will be found in the town of Choteau that lies about 20 miles north of Augusta.

Fishing pressure on Willow Creek Reservoir will be highest on the weekend, as most of the anglers are locals. A visiting angler who wants to avoid the crowds will best come either on a weekday or during the early part of summer or in the fall.

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