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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in MT.

Canyon Ferry Lake, Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake, Georgetown Lake, Hebgen Lake, Holter Reservoir and Lake Koocanusa are the most popular places for fishing in Montana, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Canyon Ferry Lake, MT
  • Flathead Lake, MT
  • Fort Peck Lake, MT
  • Georgetown Lake, MT
  • Hebgen Lake, MT
  • Holter Reservoir, MT
  • Lake Koocanusa, MT
Bass Lakes

Canyon Ferry Lake, Castle Rock Reservoir, Dan Hanghian Reservoir, Fort Peck Lake, Gartside Reservoir, Georgetown Lake and Holter Reservoi are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Catfish Lakes

Flathead Lake and Nelson Reservoir are favorite, large-lake options for channel catfish. More...

Crappie Lakes

Fort Peck Lake and Nelson Reservoir are the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish Lakes

Bighorn Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, Fort Peck Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Nelson Reservoir are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye Lakes

Fort Peck Lake, Fresno Reservoir, Holter Reservoir, Lake Helena and Nelson Reservoir are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout Lakes

Canyon Ferry Lake, Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake, Georgetown Lake, Hebgen Lake, Holter Reservoir and Lake Koocanusa and Nelson Reservoir are the favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Salmon Lakes

Fort Peck Lake, Fresno Reservoir, Holter Reservoir and Lake Koocanusa are the most popular for atlantic, chinook, chum, coho, kokanee, pink and sockeye salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Montana fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Montana map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in MT at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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