Georgetown Lake

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Georgetown Lake

Updated 07/22/2021 at 6:46pm

Conditions At-a-glance

good

Weather Forecast

Our Report

OUR TIPS OF THE WEEK:

1. Keep those fish wet. Water temps are pretty warm up there.
2. It’s Damselgeddon out there. Damsel hatch is thick and fish are eating them with reckless abandon. Fish a calibaetis spinner after they stop taking damsels.
3. The traveling sedge is out at dark but the hatch has been very hit or miss this year.

7 DAY OUTLOOK:

The lake is fishing well, and will continue to until, well, the ice is back on. Give it a try. You will not regret it.

Our Philipsburg location, Flint Creek Outdoors, is open 7 days a week, 7:30a-5p.  Stop in and talk to Josh for up-to-date information.

BEST TECHNIQUES:

Headhunting and tossing a dry with a short dropper has been working. Stop by the shop in Philipsburg for the best Georgetown Lake Flies.

Conditions

Good

The Hatch

Damselflies, calibaetis, caddis, tricos

Fly Patterns

Damsel dries and nymphs, calibaetis nymph, parachute calibaetis, drifter midges, goddard caddis

Specifics

Water Flow

Check FWP regulations for the closure on the SE shoreline of the lake.

Link to Water Flow Graph

N/A

Visibility

60"

Water temperature at mid-day

68 deg

Water Condition

Clear

Best time of day to fish

Mornings and evenings

Best stretch

Stuart Mill Bay, Philipsburg Bay, Rainbow Bay

Best access point

Stuart Mill Bay, Philipsburg Bay, Rainbow Bay

Fish species

Rainbow and Brook Trout, Kokanee Salmon

Fishing season

See FWP regulations. Some closures apply. Georgetown Lake is closed to fishing until May 15, 2021. Try Rock Creek nearby!

Nearest airport

Missoula International

Recommended fly fishing leader

12' 2x

Recommended fly fishing tippet

2x

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.