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Yellowstone Flooding
Monday, June 20, 2022

The Biggest Flood in Our Lifetime

On Monday, June 13th the Yellowstone River breached its banks to unprecedented levels. In April, we received an unusual amount of snow. Precipitation isn't unheard of in SW Montana in April, but with less than a great snowpack, we were happy to see the snow and rain to boost our lacking snowpack. We went from a miserable 70% of average to over 100%.

Friday, June 03, 2022

Purchase Your Yellowstone National Park Fly Fishing License Online

Make your life easier by purchasing your Yellowstone National Park fishing license online.

Mother's Day Caddis Hatch
Monday, April 18, 2022

Fishing the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch Around Bozeman, Montana

With Bozeman’s central location between the Yellowstone and Madison Rivers, it is a great place to base your stay if you want to fish the famed Mother’s Day Caddis hatch. This hatch is very specific to the water temperatures on the Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. Water temps must be around 52 degrees to key the brachycentrus occidentalis to hatch in the millions on these two trophy waters.

Bozeman Airport Direct Flights
Monday, April 18, 2022

Getting to Bozeman, Montana

Many people have been inquiring about our fishing trips, but one of the main questions asked is, "How do we get there?" Fortunately, Bozeman, MT has the busiest airport in the state of Montana. Now, I’m not talking LAX, LaGuardia, or ATL, but for our state of 1 million residents, it is a major point of entrance to SW Montana.

Southwest Montana
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Best Fishing in Montana

We commonly get asked, "Where is the best fishing in Montana?" Without a doubt, in many anglers' opinion, it is located in Southwest Montana in Bozeman, Montana. Why? Bozeman is centrally located between three world class rivers: the Madison, Yellowstone and Gallatin Rivers, plus many lesser known streams. Each of these rivers is unique, and they are blue ribbon fisheries loaded with a healthy population of wild trout.

Bunyan Bugs
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Oil Changes and Bunyan Bugs

Many, many years ago I used to frequent a certain oil change business here in Bozeman, MT. There was an older gentleman that used to work there, and he was in charge of meeting customers and making small talk as they waited for their vehicles to be serviced. I can’t remember his name, so I’ll call him Tom. He was a super friendly guy and he always talked fishing with me as he noticed all my fishing gear I always kept in my truck. I never thought much about our conversations as I only frequented the business every 5000 miles.

Winter Fly Fishing Techniques
Monday, January 17, 2022

Techniques for Winter Fly Fishing Around Bozeman, Montana

Slow and steady is the mantra for winter fishing in the Bozeman, Montana area. The trout live in different water in the winter than they do in the summer. You want to find the slower pools or deeper, slower moving water. The trout are conserving their energy, working as little as possible when water temps are below 42 degrees. The only bugs hatching this time of year are midges, and they are sporadic and day-to-day.

Spring Fly Fishing
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Spring Special 2022

This year we are offering our popular “Spring Special” again. From now until April 30th, all full day float or walk wade trips are $475 for one or two anglers. Save 20% and fish uncrowded waters. Coming to Big Sky to ski? Snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park? Why not add on a day of fly fishing?

Best Western Hotel
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Booking Your Rooms and Vacation Rentals in Bozeman, Montana

If you haven’t visited Bozeman, Montana before, you're in a for a treat. Bozeman is the fourth largest city in Montana, with a population of about 50,000. It has the busiest airport in the state servicing many different major carriers. It is a college town with an outstanding downtown area filled with many different restaurants and shops.

Hebgen Dam Malfunction
Thursday, December 09, 2021

Volunteers Come Together After Hebgen Dam Malfunction

The big news is, on the early hours of November 30th, the Hebgen Dam, which controls the flow for the Madison River had a malfunction and reduced flows immediately from about 650 CFS to about 150 CFS. No one knew about this till the following morning. There was a lot of confusion at the beginning.

Gift a trip
Friday, October 29, 2021

Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early!

Don’t know what to get your loved one? Want to surprise that graduate? Can’t find the perfect gift? How about a Montana Trout Wranglers gift certificate? You can purchase a one day trip or multiple days.

River Restrictions Lifted
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Closures and Restrictions Lifted on Several Montana Rivers and River Sections

Due to wet weather and cooler temperatures, closures and restrictions were lifted on several rivers and sections of rivers at 2 p.m. on August 23rd.

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