Fishing the Lakes in Montana
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Visiting anglers in search of trout fishing often overlook
the major lakes in Montana. With all the many blue ribbon trout streams,
it is easy to see how this can happen. However, many lakes in Montana
offer excellent fishing for a wide variety of species. Montana has excellent
lakes for fly fishing for rainbow trout, lake trout, whitefish, pike
and bass. This section will cover popular lakes that are located in the
valleys of Montana. Lakes that are located high in the mountains, and
which also provide excellent fly fishing, are covered in our mountain
Most of the best lake fishing east of the continental divide in Montana
is located in the various reservoirs created by dams. West of the continental
divide, numerous natural lakes exist that can supply endless fishing
As with all large lake fishing, a fishing boat is pretty much a necessity,
preferably one with a motor. While canoes and rowboats and rafts can
work, some of the lakes in Montana can be very large and quite windy.
Unless you fancy paddling a canoe into the wind across a large reservoir,
it is highly advisable to have a motorboat of one variety or another.
As with lakes all over the country, the lakes in Montana are used for
more than just fishing, particularly the many lakes located in northwest
Montana. Sailing, sea kayaking and aimlessly cruising the water on a
sunny day in a pretty setting are popular activities.
For the angler lacking a boat, some of the lakes covered in this section
are small enough to use a float tube, or even be fly fished successfully
from shore. These lakes are primarily located in northwest Montana. These
smaller lakes are also heavily stocked, as the fishing pressure can be
quite intense on some of these smaller lakes, despite their frequent
The lakes in Montana are most definitely worth fishing. A visiting angler
should not pass up the opportunity to fish one of these lakes, if only
for a change of pace from river fishing. Lake fishing can reward the
angler with monstrous fish that can't be caught in the many rivers of
Don't forget to visit our Montana
Lake Pictures photo gallery, too.
|Southern Montana has a number of lakes that provide
quality fishing, such as Hebgen
Lake. Southern Montana
is also home to the state's most unique lake...Quake
|I have posted several galleries of photos of the various
lakes in Montana, so feel free to wander around. View
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