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Family Fishing Waters in Region 2

Anaconda Area | Hamilton Area | Lincoln Area | Missoula Area | Ovando Area | Seeley Lake Area | Superior

For more information, call the FWP Missoula office at (406) 542-5500 .

Anaconda Area

Clark Fork River

  • Location: Near Warm Springs.
  • Fish Species: trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and flies is helpful when fishing in this location.

Georgetown Lake

  • Location: West of Anaconda
  • Fish Species: trout and salmon
  • Helpful Hints: Use of bait and lures is helpful when fishing in this location.

Warm Springs Gravel Pit

  • Location: Along Hwy 48 between Warm Springs and Anaconda.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout and pumpkinseeds
  • Helpful Hints: Closed until Kids Day (second Saturday in June).

Warm Springs Kids Pond

  • Special Regulations: Open only to anglers 14 years old or younger.
  • Location: Town of Warm Springs.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and flies is helpful when fishing in this location.

Hamilton Area

Bitterroot River

  • Special Regulations: open only to anglers 14 years old or younger
  • Location: North end of Dillon off I-15
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout

Heironymous Pond

  • Location: Town of Hamilton.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout and perch
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and flies is helpful when fishing in this location.

Lost Horse Creek

  • Location: Southwest of Hamilton.
  • Fish Species: cutthroat trout and brook trout

Meadow Creek

  • Location: 12 miles up East Fork Road, Sula.
  • Fish Species: cutthroat trout and bull trout
  • Helpful Hints: Bull trout must be must released.

Sleeping Child Creek

  • Location: Southeast of Hamilton
  • Fish Species: cutthroat trout, brook trout, and bull trout
  • Helpful Hints: Bull trout must be released.

Warm Springs Creek

  • Location: Southeast of Conner.
  • Fish Species: brook, cutthroat trout, and bull trout
  • Helpful Hints: Bull trout must be released.

Lincoln Area

Bouma Ponds

  • Location: Hwy 200 East of Lincoln.
  • Fish Species: westlope cutthroat trout
  • Helpful Hints: Contact landowner before fishing.

Upper Blackfoot

  • Location: Along Mike Horse and Flesher Road.
  • Fish Species: brook and cutthroat trout
  • Helpful Hints: Cutthroat trout and bull trout must be released. Use of worms and lures when fishing in this location.

Missoula Area

Beavertail Hill Pond

  • Location: East of Missoula, Beavertail exit I-90
  • Fish Species: trout, bass, perch
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location. ADA accessible.

Bitterroot River

  • Location: Maclay Flat U.S. Forest Service Site.
  • Fish Species: trout and whitefish
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.

Clark Fork River

  • Location: Downtown Missoula and 2 accesses west of Missoula (Kelly Island FAS).
  • Fish Species: trout and whitefish
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.

Erskine Fishing Access

  • Location: West of Missoula.
  • Fish Species: trout and whitefish
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and lies is helpful when fishing in this location.

Frenchtown Pond

  • Location: Frenchtown, I-90 exit, frontage road.
  • Fish Species: perch, bass, and pumpkinseeds
  • Helpful Hints: Use of bait and lures area helpful when fishing in this location. Fishing equipment is available for loan. Entrance fee is charged during the summer months.

McCormick Pond(Silver's Lagoon)

  • Special Regulations: Open only to anglers 14 years old or younger.
  • Location: Downtown Missoula.
  • Fish Species: trout and pumpkinseeds
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and bait are helpful when fishing in this location. ADA accessible.

Lolo Creek

  • Location: Lolo to Lolo Pass, south of Missoula.
  • Fish Species: trout and whitefish
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.

Lolo Pond

  • Location: Town of Lolo, take Glacier Drive, left on Lakeside to end, downstairs, follow trail to right.
  • Fish Species: perch, pumpkinseeds, bass, and pike
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and bait are helpful when fishing in this location.

Sha-Ron Fishing Access

  • Location: East Missoula.
  • Fish Species: trout and whitefish
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.

St. Regis Pond

  • Location: Town of St. Regis
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of bait is helpful when fishing in this location. The pond has weeds early in the season.

Ovando Area

Browns Lake

  • Location: 6 miles S.E. of Ovando.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.

Geary Pond

  • Location: 1 mile west of Helmville.
  • Fish Species: trout
  • Helpful Hints: Contact the landowner before fishing.

Nevada Reservoir

  • Location: Hwy 141 8 miles E.E. of Helmville.
  • Fish Species: trout and perch
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.

Seeley Lake Area

Cottonwood Lakes

  • Location: N.E. of Clearwater Junction.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures and bait are helpful when fishing in this location.

Harpers Lake

  • Location: 3 miles north of Clearwater Junction
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location. ADA accessible

Rainy Lake

  • Location: Hwy 83, North of Seeley Lake.
  • Fish Species: trout
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures are helpful when fishing in this location. Bull trout must be released.

Upsata Lake

  • Location: NE of Clearwater Junction.
  • Fish Species: bass, pike, and perch
  • Helpful Hints: Use of lures, bait, and flies are helpful when fishing in this location. Catch-and-release for bass.

Superior Area

Fish Creek

  • Location: West of Missoula.
  • Fish Species: trout and whitefish
  • Helpful Hints: Catch-and-release cutthroat trout and bull trout. Use of lures and flies are helpful when fishing in this location.
 
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