Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Montana
Fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass on bass Lakes In Montana.
Montana has excellent fishing opportunities pretty much all across the state. It is not known as a prolific bass fishing state due to relatively short growing seasons and typically cold water. That said, there are still plenty of places in MT to fish for, and catch, some very nice bass. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing. Private ponds, rivers and small lakes may contain bass but the larger populations of bass are harbored in some of the major lakes in the state.
Major Lakes In MT With Bass
Some of the larger lakes maintaining a healthy population of bass include Bull Lake, Canyon Ferry Lake, Flathead Lake, Fort Peck Lake, Fresno Reservoir, Lake Koocanusa, Nelson Reservoir, Noxon Reservoir, Placid Lake, Seeley Lake and Tongue River Reservoir.
Bass In Montana
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 8.80 lbs
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 7.5 lbs
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Montana
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
Montana State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Noxon Rapids Lake.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Fort Peck Reservoir.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Montana.
Bass fishing basics video.
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Treasure State.
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Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Montana bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.