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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Georgetown Lake in Montana.

Georgetown Lake, MT

A trout fishing paradise and a fly fisherman's dream, Georgetown Lake is a fertile, 2,800-acre lake providing excellent trout fishing for both quality and quantity. Ice fishing is popular in winter, and during the warmer months bait, spinners and flies are all successful techniques for trout and kokanee.

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Georgetown Lake, nestled in the mountains of southwestern Montana, is a popular fishing destination known for its pristine waters and abundant fish populations. This reservoir spans over 2,800 acres and offers anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities.

One of the popular fish species found in Georgetown Lake is rainbow trout. This lake is renowned for its healthy population of rainbow trout, both wild and stocked. Anglers can target rainbow trout using various methods such as fly fishing, spin fishing, or bait fishing. The clear waters of Georgetown Lake provide excellent visibility, allowing anglers to spot trout and make accurate casts.

Brown trout is another sought-after species in Georgetown Lake. These fish are known for their elusive nature and can provide a rewarding challenge for anglers. Anglers often use fly fishing techniques with streamer patterns or nymphs to entice these wary fish. Georgetown Lake has produced impressive brown trout catches over the years, making it an attractive destination for anglers seeking a trophy-sized fish.

Georgetown Lake also supports a population of kokanee salmon. These landlocked salmon offer an exciting fishing experience and can be targeted using techniques such as trolling with downriggers or casting with spoons or lures. Kokanee salmon provide fast-paced action and are highly prized for their delicious taste.

Anglers visiting Georgetown Lake should be aware of fishing regulations and obtain the appropriate licenses. It's important to follow catch limits, size restrictions, and specific rules regarding certain fish species to ensure the sustainability of the fish populations and the preservation of the lake's ecosystem.

With its breathtaking mountain vistas, diverse fish species, and excellent fishing and boating opportunities, Georgetown Lake offers anglers an unforgettable fishing experience in Montana. Whether it's targeting rainbow trout, pursuing brown trout, or casting for kokanee salmon, Georgetown Lake provides a scenic and rewarding angling adventure amidst the beauty of Montana's landscapes.

This fishery is very fertile with lots of cover for fish and bait so it tends to grow larger-than-average trout. Annual trout stockings further enhance the fish populations making this a great place to go trout fishing in the west-central part of the state. There is plenty of access to the 17 miles of shoreline via campgrounds, boat launches and public access areas scattered all around the lake. A couple marinas and boat rentals are available during the season. Canoes, kayaks, pleasure and fishing boats are welcome here, however check with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for boating restrictions.

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Primary fish species residing in Georgetown Lake

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Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Brook trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon

Georgetown Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Georgetown Lake, with several boat ramps available for anglers to launch their boats. The lake allows for motorized boats, which provides anglers with the opportunity to explore different areas of the reservoir and access prime fishing spots. Whether it's trolling for trout or cruising along the scenic shoreline, boating enhances the overall fishing experience on Georgetown Lake.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Moose Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats
406 563-3277

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lakeside Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E Fork Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Philipsburg Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Black Bear Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Piney Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Kelley Ann Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Stuart Mill Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Dentons Point Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

US Forest Service Grassy Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off State Route 1, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

US Forest Service Red Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off State Route 1, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Moose Marina
24443 Mt Highway 1
Anaconda, MT 59711
406 563-3277

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Camping facilities are available near Georgetown Lake, providing anglers with the opportunity to extend their fishing trips and immerse themselves in the beauty of the surroundings. Campgrounds offer amenities such as picnic areas, fire pits, and restrooms, making it convenient for anglers and their families to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lake.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

USFS Piney Campground - 406 859-3211

USFS Philipsburg Bay Campground - 406 859-3211

USFS Pebble Beach Fishing Access Campground - 406 859-3211

Stuart Mill Bay Campground - 406 542-5500

Georgetown Lake MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Georgetown Lake
USFS Piney Campground
Philipsburg, MT 59858
406 859-3211


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