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Explore Montana Rivers With Trout Wranglers

Thursday, October 09, 2014

An overview of the many rivers Trout Wranglers offer guiding trips for. From the Missouri to the Gallatin, from the Madison to the Yellowstone and many rivers in-between. Montana is a fascinating area, with so many sights and sounds. If you're able to spend a few days on the river, we'll look to hit some new water so you can experience great fishing and beautiful Montana country.


The Madison River

The Madison river is the best known river in the state of Montana. The words Montana and Madison river are as American as baseball and apple pie. More has been written about the Madison river than any other river in the state. The Madison river offers a variety of water for a variety of anglers.

A complete overview on the Madison River.


The Missouri River

One of our favorite rivers to fish in the entire state is located in a town of 32 year round residents, has three fly shops, two watering holes and one restaurant. The Missouri river boasts the second largest population of trout in any river in the state(6k+ per mile) with the average size of trout being 16-17 inches. This fertile river produces incredible hatches in the summer months that summons the trout to the water surface. With over 40 miles of prime water to fish, there is a variety of different water and sceneries to choose from. The Missouri river is a destination that should be on everyone's bucket list.

A complete overview on the Missouri River.


The Gallatin River

Located right in Bozeman, Montana's back yard, this medium sized freestone river offers anglers of all experience levels ample fishing opportunities. Starting in Yellowstone National Park, the Gallatin River flows north for 120 miles until it meets up with the Madison and Jefferson rivers in Three Forks, Montana to make the headwaters of the Missouri river. The Gallatin River is well known for its numbers of wild rainbow and brown trout eager to eat dry flies and nymphs.

A complete overview on the Gallatin River.


The Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone. A scenic beauty, majestic, stirring and rich in history. Starting in Wyoming, the Yellowstone River winds through the Paradise Valley in Southwestern Montana with the Absaroka Mountains as your backdrop. The Yellowstone River is one of Montana's largest rivers. The Yellowstone River is the longest un-dammed river in the lower 48. Flowing for 680 miles, we concentrate on the fly fishing the first 100 miles from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to the town of Columbus, MT. You cannot find a river more diverse in the immediate area. The Yellowstone River is divided up into many different sections that have their own characteristics and emotions. It is difficult at times to keep your eyes on the water without being distracted with the surrounding scenery and unique Yellowstone country wildlife.

A complete overview on the Yellowstone River.

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