Gone Fishin' in Montana . . . Georgetown Lake

Trip Start Sep 02, 2012
Trip End Sep 07, 2012

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Philipsburg Bay Campground
What I did
Fishing on Georgetown Lake, Montana

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hey Folks!  It's been over a month since we've hit the road . . . Attended a wedding at Sun River Oregon in July . . . got home and had to VOLUNTEER ourselves to pull our own weeds, mow, fertilize and spray the yard as we have no volunteers to help us!  Go Figure!

Connie spent the past two plus weeks assisting an elderly friend with surgery dressing changes, drain care, medications, doctor's office visits . . . Jim has been busy designing and creating a 'caboose' for the RV . . . Looks pretty professional if you ask me . . .

The Suncrest Men's coffee group 2nd Annual Fishing trip at Georgetown Lake in Montana.  Georgetown Lake is a popular recreation area for boating, fishing, camping and windsurfing. It is a large; 3,000 acre, high; over 6,000 feet, mountain lake. The lake is surrounded by the Flint Creek Range to the north and the Pintlers to the south. At Georgetown Lake Kokanee
salmon is the most sought after species, followed by rainbow trout. The Lake has four public boat ramps. In winter, Georgetown Lake is used for ice fishing and snowmobiling. Access to lodging, restaurants, casinos and a marina. Camping is also available around the Lake at a number of National Forest campgrounds, and is easily accessible from Montana Highway 1, Georgetown Lake is located approximately 18 miles west of Anaconda. 

The group left in a caravan on Tuesday Morning . . .  We left Sunday Sept 2 spending the night at 'Quartz Flat' a little National Forest Campground next to a rest area east of St Regis, Quartz Flat Campground is located in the Lolo National Forest in northwest Montana. At an elevation of 2,900 feet, the campground encompasses 40 acres. Fishing may be enjoyed on the Clark Fork River nearby. We arrived at Georgetown Lake MT on September 3 set up camp at the Philipsburg Bay Campground. Philipsburg Bay is located in Deerlodge National Forest. It contains 69 campsites with water and handicapped-accessible restrooms available. The National Forest campground contains 69 campsites is located 11 miles south of Philipsburg at Georgetown Lake. . . our site was just across from the boat ramp! 

The weather was in the 70s and low 80s . . . perfect for fishing . . . some frost at night on the boat windshield, none in the campsite.  There was 10 of us in our group. We had planned a rotating dinner schedule and as always there was more than plenty of food!  We talked until after dark around the campfire!  Mule deer wandered thru our campsite Tuesday evening . . . Cow and calf moose waundered thru Thursday evening, and of course the standard array of squirrels, chipmunks and scavenger birds that reside in the wilderness. 

Connie was able to get some pictures of a few Bald Eagles and a cow moose.  Thank you Larry & Fran for the boat ride that gave me that GREAT photo-opportunity!

On to Yellowstone for Jim & Connie.  The rest of the group returned home to attend the NRA Banquet Saturday evening.

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Kelly Caddy on

I love being able to check in on family!

Bobbie Salina on

Great pictures. Looks like a fun time and great destination for fellow northwesterners. We need to get together before you guys head South for the Winter. Give me a call.

Craig & Linda on

Sounds like you three (Rowdy), are having the best in life. Great photos! Thanks for sharing your adventures. We re at Crescent City CA enjoying thevscenery and coast here. Heading for Bakersfield by the end of the month. Oh, ran into Hugh Brown at the Nora Jones concert a few weeks ago at Edgefield. Linda Shankar, Ravi Shankar's daughter in law is a close friend of ours and got us all vip tickets. Nora Jones is one of Ravi Shankars daughters. High looked good. Keep us posted. We will check your web sitevto follow your adventures. Happy Trails! Linda and Craig

Juli on

I'm enjoying getting to see your wonderful retirement life! The photos are beautiful!

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