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  • Medicine Lake is a town in Sheridan County, Montana, United States. The population was 225 at the 2010 census.On July 5, 1937, Medicine Lake recorded a temperature of 117°F (47°C), setting the recor...
  • Lake Koocanusa is a reservoir in British Columbia (Canada) and Montana (United States) formed by the damming of the Kootenay River by the Libby Dam in 1975.The lake is formed north of the dam reaching...
  • Lake Frances is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Runoff from the Dixon Glacier empties into the south side of the lake while runoff from Thunderbird Glacier flows into ...
  • Harrison Lake is the largest lake in the southern Coast Mountains of Canada, being about 250 square kilometres (95 mi²) in area. It is about 60 km (37 mi) in length and at its widest almost 9 km (5.6...
  • Glen Lake is a lake located in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan, near Lake Michigan. Several villages and hamlets lie along or near its shore, including Burdickville, Glen Arbor, and Glen...
  • Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas in the United States. Lake Georgetown is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir formed on the San Gabriel b...
  • Fort Peck Lake, or Lake Fort Peck, is a major reservoir in Montana, formed by the Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River. The lake lies in the eastern prairie region of Montana approximately 140 miles (2...
  • Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the Missouri River near Helena, Montana and Townsend, Montana. It is Montana's third largest body of water, covering 35,181 acres (142 km²) and 76 miles (122 km) o...
  • Bighorn Lake is a reservoir in the United States located in Southern Montana and Northern Wyoming in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The lake is 40 mi (64 km) south of Billings, Montana...
  • Swan Lake is a lake located east of Flathead Lake and the town of Bigfork, Montana. The Swan River comes from the south and fills the lake. The lake is similar to Moyie Lake in southern British Col...

  • Snowshoe Lake is a small alpine lake located in the Cabinet Mountains in Montana. Snowshoe Peak overlooks the lake. Granite Lake and Leigh Lake are also located nearby....
  • Quake Lake (officially Earthquake Lake) is a lake in southwestern Montana, United States. It was created after a massive earthquake struck on August 17, 1959, which killed 27 people. Today, Quake Lake...
  • Murphy Lake is a lake in Lincoln County, Montana, United States, within Kootenai National Forest, northwest of Dickey Lake. Murphy Lake lies at an elevation of 2999 feet (914 m). A ranger station and ...
  • Little Bitterroot Lake is a small lake in northwest Montana. It is located in the town of Marion, Montana....
  • The Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway is a 67 mile Byway in Lincoln County, Montana, United States. It follows the Kootenai River and the border of Lake Koocanusa on Highway 37, and starts in Libby Montana ...
  • In 1945, a causeway was built to separate the lake from the flooded canyon portion of the old Prickly Pear Creek. The causeway replaced a 1904 combination steel and wood bridge. The steel span was 120...
  • Lake Frances is a lake located southwest of Valier, Montana in Pondera County. Lake Frances is 3,618 acres (14.64 km2) in size....
  • Once known as 'Salish Lake', this body of water takes its name from the Salish (Flathead) Indians who live at the southern end of the lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Kerr Dam, near Polson, re...
  • Fairy Lake is a lake in Gallatin County, Montana at the base of the Sacagawea Peak, a part of the Bridger mountains in south central Montana. It is located within the Gallatin National Forest and sits...
  • Lake Elwell (aka Tiber Reservoir) is a lake in north central Montana. The reservoir was created by the damming of the Marias River at the Tiber Dam. Lake Elwell was named for Judge Charles B. Ewell (1...
  • Alvord Lake is a lake in Lincoln County of the U.S. state of Montana. Its elevation is 2,582 feet (787 m)....
  • The Yellowstone River originates in the Absaroka Mountains in extreme northern Wyoming. Flowing to the north, the river enters Yellowstone National Park 15 miles from its headwaters and then into t...

  • There is some excellent small lake fishing in the wilderness for large westslope cutthroat trout. A float tube will improve your access as some of these lakes have very steep shorelines. Most fishe...

  • Tally Lake is beautiful to behold. It resembles a Scandinavian fjord with its towering cliffs and rugged country around 3 sides of the lake. At nearly 500 feet deep, it is the deepest lake in Monta...

  • Are you looking for a pretty little trout lake without having to hike to the top of some mountain? Consider scenic little Sylvia Lake, located about 21 miles due west of Whitefish (as a crow flies)...

  • The Swan River travels almost due north for 66 miles through the beautiful Swan Valley. The valley is almost perfectly U-shaped with the Mission Mountains hemming the valley on the west side and th...

  • Swan Lake offers good fishing year round. This large lake is best known for consistent, good trolling for Kokanee Salmon all summer long. But in the springtime, northern pike fans rave about the go...

  • There are few places where an angler can experience fishing as it was at the turn of the century. The South Fork Flathead River is unique in that, with few exceptions, it supports an intact native ...

  • This is primarily a bass fishery with smallmouth bass being the most commonly caught species. There are some big largemouth bass as well but you can count on the smallies. For best success fish the...

  • The North Fork Flathead River originates 50 miles across the border in British Columbia, Canada. The river brings with it the rugged remoteness that one would expect from the Canadian Rockies. The ...

  • - Dickey, Frank, Murphy, Sophie, Tetrault and the Therriault Lakes all provide excellent fishing opportunities. These small lakes are highly productive which results in numerous oversized rainbows....

  • The Middle Fork Flathead River originates in the Bob Marshall Wilderness at the confluence of Strawberry and Bowl creeks. Better known for its whitewater than it?s fishing, the river is perhaps the...

  • The Madison River originates at the confluence of the Gibbon and the Firehole Rivers in Yellowstone National Park about 15 miles east of the Gallatin Forest Boundary. Within the Gallatin, several s...

  • This little gem of a lake is well known for good cutthroat trout fishing. It is about a 3-mile hike to get to the lake, but the trail is scenic and none too steep. Lupine Lake is rather tough to fi...

  • Lion Lake is a little gem if you?re looking to take your family fishing and picnicking. The lake is 35 acres and is 1 mile from Hungry Horse, Montana, just off U.S. Hwy. 2, making access extremely ...

  • Named after aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, this lake is highly prized by local residences for its beauty. The east half of the lake has summer homes and a campground and the west half is rugged a...

  • This is a big river that provides excellent opportunities to catch large rainbows on flies, spinning tackle or bait. There is something here for everyone with good access making it easy to get almo...

  • - This big reservoir supports an excellent kokanee fishery. The best success is had using maggots on wedding rings and cowbells. There are others who swear by jigging Swedish pimples or small spoon...

  • High Mountain Lake fishing is synonymous with the Jewel Basin Hiking Area. Over 20 lakes provide fishing opportunities to satisfy any type of angler or backpacker. Try ?bushwhacking? into some of t...

  • Scenic Hyalite Reservoir is a 206 acre impoundment located about 12 miles south of Bozeman, Montana. A two laned paved Forest Road No. 62 ends at the dam. This road is not plowed during the winter,...

  • Hungry Horse Reservoir is a 23,813 acre impoundment that was created in 1953 after the construction of Hungry Horse Dam, the upper most dam in the Columbia River Hydro-power system. Hungry Horse Re...

  • This lovely lake offers picture-perfect background of the Swan Mountain range and a pretty waterfall just above the lake. Holland Lake is better known for skiing and swimming than for fishing. The ...

  • Hebgen Lake, created in 1915, supplies over 12,000 acres of high quality brown and rainbow trout fishing within a few minutes drive of West Yellowstone, Montana. The Madison, Grayling and South For...

  • Handkerchief Lake is a 51 acre lake that rests in Graves Creek in the South Fork Flathead River drainage. It?s surrounded by avalanche chutes in an otherwise forested setting. Fish from the reservo...

  • Several small rivers are found on the Tally Lake Ranger District that offer easy fishing and good access. The rivers pass through mostly public lands and have roads that provide close access. The r...

  • The Gallatin River originates from Gallatin Lake at 9950 feet above sea level in Yellowstone National Park. It then meanders for about 20 miles through a mountain meadow setting before entering the...

  • There are numerous fishing opportunities in the chain lakes. They include McGregor Lake, Loon Lake, Upper, Middle, and Lower Thompson Lakes, Bootjack, Crystal, and Banana Lakes. Most of these lakes...

  • This small lake along Highway 56 provides good fishing for kokanee, bass, perch, and bull trout. Most fishermen use a boat to access the best fishing. You can work the shallows along the private pr...

  • The Boulder River originates on Mount Douglas in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and flows approximately 60 miles north where it enters the Yellowstone River near Big Timber, Montana. The upper r...

  • Seeley Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Missoula County, Montana, United States. It is part of the 'Missoula, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 1,436 at the 2000 cen...
  • Rainy Lake (French: lac à la Pluie; Ojibwe: gojijii-zaaga'igan) is a relatively large freshwater lake (345 square miles (890 km2)) that straddles the border between the United States and Canada. The ...