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
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.
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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