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Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch and northern pike at Nelson Reservoir in Montana.
Nelson Reservoir, MT

Ice fishing for perch, walleye and northern pike can be very productive at Nelson Reservoir, a 4,100-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 8 miles west of Saco. In season there is great boating and fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, perch and pike. Visitors can explore 30 miles of shoreline while cruising the blue waters of this fertile fishery. The lake has limited amenities, so come prepared. There is a boat launch ramp and campground, but no marina or rental boats. There are plenty of areas accessible for fishing from the bank.

Primary fish species residing in Nelson Reservoir

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Nelson Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Nelson Reservoir Campground - 406 759-5077

Nelson Reservoir MT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Nelson Reservoir
Nelson Reservoir Campground
US Highway 2
Saco, MT 59261
406 759-5077

 

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