Cottonwood Creek provides fishing opportunities near Lewistown.
Cottonwood Creek is known for its trout fishing, but fishermen will find a variety of fish, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, rock bass and catfish here. Permission is required to fish on Cottonwood Creek.
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- Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Waterbody Information
- Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Phone Number: (406) 538-2445 Ext. 227
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