Montana Fishing Guides and Charters

Montana Fishing Guides, Montana Fly Fishing Trips

Montana fishing guides use a wide variety of techniques and methods that change with the seasons, and this means what fish are available, what waters are fished, and lastly what style of fishing they will try. Montana fishing guides stay fairly busy almost year round save some extremely cold months in the harsh Montana winters. Some of the more popular fishing styles in Montana are fly fishing, bait fishing, and spin fishing. Another type of fishing that is popular with Montana fly fishing guides is wade fishing which is fishing just like you’ve seen in the movies or on tv where the anglers and guides put on their boots and hip waders and walk out into the water just beyond rivers edge. If you want to fish from a boat while on your Montana fly fishing trip there are plenty of fishing guides in Montana that use small boats on the river too which is commonly called float fishing where they will use a drift boat or a quality raft. During deep river days this can be fairly dangerous on your own so make sure you have hired a professional and experienced guide when you are ready to try float fishing on the rivers.

You will find many visiting anglers on Montana fly fishing trips are here because of Montana’s beautiful country, for the chance to be one with nature, and for the chance to just get away from the stress of work. With all the type and styles of fishing opportunities available you are certain to enjoy your Montana fly fishing vacation and that is the most important aspect of all.
Listed below are a few Montana Fishing Guides And Charters.

Fly Fishing in Montana

When you are ready to go fly fishing in Montana you will likely want to hire a knowledgeable Montana fishing guide to help make sure your trip will be one to remember for years to come. If you do hire a guide Montana has some of the best licensed fishing guides and outfitters in the entire nation. A Montana fishing guide will usually offer everything from a half day trip to multi day fishing adventures. Many local lodges and or tackle shops provide guides of their own and there are also many that operate independently. When you check our list below you will find a complete list of licensed guides, outfitters and lodges available for hire.
If you do hire a fly fishing guide in Montana it is unlawful to hire an unlicensed outfitter or guide for fishing and hunting in Montana.

A few available fish species while fishing in Montana:

  • Arctic Grayling, Big Mouth Buffalo
  • Black Crappie, Blue Gill
  • Brook Trout, Brown Trout
  • Common Carp, Channel Catfish
  • Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon
  • Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout
  • Flathead Chub, Freshwater Drum
  • Golden Trout, Goldeye
  • Green Sunfish, Kokanee Salmon
  • Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish
  • Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass
  • Saugeye, Shortnose Gar
  • Shovelnose Sturgeon
  • Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch
  • Tiger Trout, Utah Chub
  • Walleye, White Bass
  • White Crappie, Yellow Bullhead

A Few Montana Fishing Records:

Largemouth Bass – 8.29 lbs – Many Lakes, 6/11/99 by Adam Nelson.
Smallmouth Bass 6.66 lbs – Fort Peck Reservoir, on 7/30/02 by Mike Otten
Walleye – 16.63 lbs – Fort Peck Reservoir, 1/21/00 by Danny Spence.

A Few of the Many Montana Lakes, Rivers, and Reservoirs

The lakes below are just the names of a few Montana Lakes and most offer boat ramp access. There are numerous lakes for fishing in Montana which you can find at the Montana DNR website on the “Where to Fish” page.

  • A Few Montana Lakes
  • Ashely Lake, Bear Lake
  • Beaver Creek Reservoir
  • Belt Creek, Castle Rock Lake
  • Cave Lake, Fort Peck Reservoir
  • Canyon Ferry Reservoir
  • Kootenai River, Lebo Lake
  • Lost Lake, Lower Flathead River
  • Marias River Loma, Milk River
  • Milnor Lake, Nelson Reservoir
  • Noxon Rapids Reservoir
  • Peterson’s Stock Dam
  • Red Eagle Lake
  • Tongue River Reservoir, Thornton Pond
  • Wade Lake, Washtub Lake
  • Yellowstone River

Montana Fishing Resources

  1. Montana Department of Natural Resources – Fishing laws & regulations at KY DNR.
  2. Montana Hunting and Fishing Licenses – Montana fishing or hunting license online.

The Montana fishing guides listed below specialize in all style and types of fishing in Montana. Find guides and charters below for:

  • Montana Fly Fishing Trips
  • Montana Trout Fishing Trips
  • Float and Wade Fishing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Montana Outfitters and Lodges

Flathead Lake Fishing Charters – Whether you are an experienced angler, a novice angler, or a child being introduced to fishing for the first time, Flathead Lake Fishing Charters will help you create memories that will last a lifetime! Contact Outfitter Jeff Rach at 406-837-3632

Regular Montana Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges
A-Able Fishing Charters & Tours Bigfork, MT 800-231-5214
Adventure Whitewater Raft Trips Red Lodge, MT 406-446-3061
Big Timber Fly Fishing Big Timber, MT 406-932-4368
Bighorn Angler Fort Smith, MT 406-666-2233
Bighorn Trout Shop Fort Smith, MT 406-666-2375
Complete Fly Fisher Wise River, MT 406-832-3175
Country Angler Emigrant, MT 406-222-7701
De Shaw Outfitter’s Montana River Lodge Belgrade, MT 406-388-4495
Fly Fishing Adventures Hamilton, MT 406-363-2398
Fly Fishing Montana Bozeman, MT 406-585-9066
Flywater Fishing Co. Helena, MT 406-439-6008
God’s Country Outfitters Lincoln, MT 406-362-3070
Gone Clear Outfitters Bozeman, MT 406-581-8987
Greater Yellowstone Flyfishers Bozeman, MT 406-585-5321
Henry’s Fork Anglers Ennis, MT 208-558-7525
Lone Tree Fly Goods Dillon, MT 406-683-2090
Long Outfitting Livingston, MT 406-222-6775
Montana Flyfishing Missoula, MT 406-543-8824
Montana River Guides Craig, MT 406-235-4360
Rockn 7 C Outfitters Red Lodge, MT 406-445-2280
Southwest Montana Fishing Sheridan, MT 406-842-5364
Sun Raven Guide Service Livingston, MT 406-333-4454
Sweet Cast Angler Big Timber, MT 406-932-4469
Troutfitters Wise River, MT 406-832-3212
Two River Gear and Outfitter Bigfork, MT 406-837-3474
Watershed Fly Fishing Adventures Dillon, MT 800-753-6660
Wilderness Pack Trips Kalispell, MT 406-222-5128
Williams Guide Service Livingston, MT 406-222-1386

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