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Georgetown Lake

Updated 08/13/2018 at 4:43pm

Conditions At-a-glance


Weather Forecast

82° / 61°
82° / 55°
69° / 54°
77° / 50°
83° / 50°
80° / 58°

Our Report


BEST TECHNIQUES: Fly fishing is an excellent way to enjoy Georgetown Lake.

OUR TIPS OF THE WEEK:  Fish damsels during the day, and calibaetis and caddis in the evening for explosive topwater action! Also, the water is warming up during the heat of the day. Keep those fish wet and make sure they’re fully revived before releasing.

7 DAY OUTLOOK:  Water temperatures are in the high 60’s during different times of the day. Take care of the fish while releasing. Fishing will be good early and late.

Our Philipsburg location, Flint Creek Outdoors, is now open 7 days a week, 9a-5p.  Stop in and say hi to our new manager, Josh.

Good Luck From our Team!


Clear, windy at times.

The Hatch

Midges have been hatching by the billions but are very small. Damselflies, Calibaetis, and Caddis in size 12-16.

Fly Patterns

Goddard caddis, size 12-16; damselfly adults and nymphs, calibaetis adults and nymphs; Olive wooly bugger, size 10; Rickard's seal bugger, size 8-10.


Water Flow

Clear, choppy at times.


6-8 feet

Water temperature at mid-day


Water Condition


Best time of day to fish

Morning and evening.

Best stretch

The whole lake fishes well.

Best access point

Grassy point, Stuart Mill Bay

Fish species

Rainbow and Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon

Fishing season

The entire lake is open.

Nearest airport

Missoula International

Recommended fly fishing leader

15' 2x

Recommended fly fishing tippet


Best fly fishing rod

Crisp to cast but soft enough to fight big fish.

Best floating fly line

Short head weight forward floating to quickly shoot line and turn flies over in the wind.

Best sinking fly line

Clear tip intermediate.