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Montana Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Montana lakes.

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Bass Fishing Lakes In Montana

Montana has excellent fishing opportunities pretty much all across the state. It is not known as a prolific bass fishing state due to relatively short growing seasons and typically cold water. That said, there are still plenty of places in MT to fish for and catch some very nice bass. Private ponds, rivers and small lakes may contain bass but the larger populations of bass are harbored in some of the major lakes in the state. The larger lakes with a healthy population of bass include Bighorn Lake, Bull Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake, Fresno Reservoir, Lake Koocanusa, Nelson Reservoir, Noxon Reservoir, Placid Lake, Seeley Lake and Tiber Reservoir.

Fishing for bass In Montana

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

MT State Record: 8 lbs 13 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

MT State Record: 6 lbs 11 oz

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Bass fishing in Montana

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Montana.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Treasure State.

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Catch big bass!

The Montana state record largemouth bass was caught from Many Lakes. For the state record smallmouth bass there is a tie, one came from Fort Peck Reservoir and the other from the Flathead River.

Bass fishing information, by state.

The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Montana bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

Best bass fishing lakes in Montana!