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Best Fishing in Montana

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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.

With over 300 miles of wild trout water in the immediate area, we have more water than you could explore in a week of solid fishing. A variety of scenery from small stream fishing to the major water ways await you with wildlife along the way. Great summertime hatches, incredible hopper fishing and unbelievable scenery are around every corner.

Bozeman, Montana is a college town with a vibrant downtown offering more than just great fishing for anglers. There are many great dining options, various lodging options, and the busiest airport in the state offering many flights from around the continental US year round. There are over 30 different hotel chains and many various rental properties from VRBO.com or AirBnB.com available for your stay.

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As an extra added bonus, Montana hasn't stocked any of its rivers since 1974, giving us a great population of wild trout in all our river systems. Hard fighting and cagey trout are abundant in all our river systems throughout the state. It wasn't a popular idea way back then, but a Montana Fish and Wildlife biologist named Dick Vincent had the foresight to fight for wild trout in Montana. His fight has had a great impact for decades, leaving us many great fisheries throughout the state. To learn more about the "no stocking policy" and a little history of Montana conservation, check out this link.

We want everyone to have an unbelievable day on the river. Please contact us to talk in depth about what you want to experience on your Montana fly fishing trip, and we will do our best to satisfy your needs.

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