Our Waters

Missoula is the hub of Western Montana fly fishing. Conveniently situated at the confluence of four major trout streams, our region offers anglers over 400 miles of floatable fishable water in addition to dozens of small streams and lakes. Read through our offerings below and you'll agree we sit at the end of the rainbow - with a pot not of gold but full of cutthroats, rainbows, and browns.

The Big Blackfoot River →

The Big Blackfoot River is everything it’s cracked up to be. Wild canyons, deep green boulder choked channels and more.
FISH SPECIES:  Native Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, brown, cutbows, rare and native bull trout, just a coupla brooks and plenty of whitefish. TRIP TYPES:  Full day and half day floats, full and half day walk/wade trips, overnight and multiday riverside camp trips, scenic trips.

Clark Fork River →

Having the Clark Fork in your back yard is like getting a two for one deal at your favorite brewery – every day!
FISH SPECIES:  Rainbows, brown trout, cutthroat, and cutbows together with mountain whitefish. TRIP TYPES:  Full and half day float trips, full and half day walk/wade trips, whitewater/fishing combos, overnight and multiday river camps.

Bitterroot River →

Noted for exceptional dry fly fishing throughout its 80 mile course, the Bitterroot wonders through cottonwood bottoms
FISH SPECIES:  Native Westslope cutthroat trout, rainbows, browns, cuttbows and white fish together with just a few bulls and brooks TRIP TYPES:  Full or half day float trips, full or half day walk/wade trips, overnight or multiday river side camp trips, and scenic trips.

Rock Creek →

Yes, there are probably 20 Rock Creeks in Montana but this is THE Rock Creek. The Montana blue ribbon stream
FISH SPECIES:  Native Westslope Cutthroats, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutbow hybrid Trout, native Bull Trout, Brook Trout, Mountain Whitefish TRIP TYPES:  Walk/wade day trips, float trips

Georgetown Lake →

Sight fishing for trophy rainbows and brook trout is our game in Georgetown Lake. We rarely cast until we see fish.
FISH SPECIES:  Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee salmon, and a just a few cutbows and bull/brook hybrids. TRIP TYPES:  Full Day float fishing trips. sight fishing trips, multiday combined with Rock Creek trips.

Missouri River →

Trout in staggering numbers and size call the Missouri home. Classic tailwater fly fishing with a Montana flair.
FISH SPECIES:  Rainbow and brown trout of trophy proportions and numbers, mountain whitefish, carp, and believe it or not, walleye. TRIP TYPES:  Day Float trips, Overnights and Multi day trips, Walk and Wade trips

Smith River →

The Smith River is the only waterway in Montana that all recreational floating is limited by permit.
FISH SPECIES:  Browns, rainbows and plenty of whitefish together with just a handful of cutts. TRIP TYPES:  Very Limited - 5 Day, 4 night riverside camp.

Big Hole River →

The Big Hole may well be the best place in Montana to catch a two foot brown trout in non-tailwater river together with
FISH SPECIES:  Brown trout, rainbow trout, brookies, native and threatened grayling, just a few cutthroat and plenty-o-whities. TRIP TYPES:  Full day float trips, wade trips, river side overnight camps.