While not known for its lake fishing, the Western Montana/Missoula area does offer a few options for anglers. Georgetown Lake, for example, has long had a reputation as one of the better stillwater fisheries in the state.
Georgetown Lake is a shallow, weedy meadow lake. A little over four, square miles, the lake sits at an elevation of 6,350 feet. Bordered by meadow grassland and alpine hillsides, Georgetown Lake is picturesque by any standards. A popular recreation lake during the summer, Georgetown Lake is renowned as a prolific aquatic lake in both insect production and fish growth.
A thirty-three mile impoundment of the Clark Fork River stretching from Thompson Falls to Noxon, the Noxon Rapids Reservoir offers some of the best bass and pike fishing in Northwestern Montana. Averaging only a mile wide, the setting stirs the imagination for a mountainous watershed teeming with trout, and they too cruise through this shallow reservoir known for offering good small mouth and largemouth bass fishing, along with pike, walleye, yellow perch and sun fish.