Local Waters

Gallatin River

The Gallatin River is located just 8 miles west of Bozeman. It flows north along Montana Hwy 191, from Yellowstone National Park to its confluence with the Missouri Headwaters at Three Forks. The Gallatin River is our favorite river to guide walk/wade trips. This fishery is the perfect river to teach fly fishing, due to the large numbers of wild Rainbow trout and wild Brown trout. From the novice to the expert, it is the perfect water to improve  your nymphing skills on the mile after mile of great pocket water..

 

For the dry fly fishers the Gallatin river is also famous for its great hatches of Caddis, Stoneflies and PMDs. So, let one of our river guides show you the best the Gallatin river has to offer. We are licensed to guide from the Yellowstone National Park border all the way to the Missouri River!

 

 

Upper Madison River

The Upper Madison River is roughly 65 miles southwest of Bozeman. It runs from Yellowstone National Park to Ennis Lake along Montana Hwy 287. The Upper Madison is famous for its variety of water types. Ranging from riffles to deep pools mixed with braided channels, this river supports good populations of wild Rainbow and Brown Trout.  The Upper Madison makes for a great day of floating or walk/wade fishing with one of our Madison river guides. The Madison has made a remarkable comeback since 1996-97 battle with Whirling Disease. Come spend a day on a Madison River guided fly fishing trip with us, we'll show you how to really enjoy that river.

 

 

 

Lower Madison River

The Lower Madison is located just 20 miles west of Bozeman. This river is a sleeper that can provide plenty of action for big wild Brown trout during the fall, winter, and spring. The Lower Madison has vast grass mats just full of Sculpins and crawfish which attracts large fish and provides some great streamer action. The river warms rapidly as summer approaches making this river a shoulder season fishery. We keep a close eye on this section, because when its right it can be the best. Let our Madison river guides show you the honey holes in this section when the fishing is on.

 

 

Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River is located 25 miles east of Bozeman. This major river begins in Yellowstone National Park and flows north to the Missouri River at the Montana/North Dakota border. A river with exceptional scenery boasting large populations of wild Rainbows, Browns, and Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout make this free flowing river a wonderful place to fly fish in Montana. We have Yellowstone River guides on this river every day from early June through September. This gives us constant contact with this fishery for up to the minute reports on hatches, water conditions and what flies are working. Let us show you how really great the Yellowstone river can fish.

 

 

Missouri

The Missouri River is a dam controlled tailwater allowing for exceptional year ‘round fishing. This river flows north between Helena and Great Falls, and offers excellent dry fly fishing conditions. Due to abundant hatches of Caddis, PMD's, Tricos, and Baetis large populations of wild Rainbow and Brown Trout flourish. With a two hour drive one way from Bozeman, we recommend a two or three day trip to fly fish the Mo. We will set up lodging and guiding to meet your needs. If you don't mind an early start and a long day, we can still do one day trips from Bozeman.

 

 

Stillwaters

If sight fishing for big cruising rainbows gets your heart pumping we can get you onto exclusive Private Reservoirs where the action is fast and the fish are huge. We can fish these reservoirs from either float tubes or drift boats and when the Callebatis and hoppers are happening things get exciting. There are many options on fishing these waters both near and far so contact us and we can set up multiple day trips that show you parts of Montana that are off the beaten track. We can even mix things up with both stillwater fishing and spring creek fishing all in the same day. 

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