Top Montana Fishing Trips
320 Guest Ranch
Gallatin Gateway, Montana
A fly fisher's fantasy awaits at 320 Guest Ranch! Surrounded by fish-filled rivers and stunning Montana scenery, you're in for an unforgettable angling experience. A wide variety of fishing options and rustic yet refined lodging makes for an angling adventure to remember!
Reel in tons of trophy trout, as this ranch offers plenty of opportunities for fly fishing. Two Blue Ribbon-rated rivers are within an hour of the ranch. The trout-filled Gallatin runs through the ranch and the Madison River is just a short drive to the south. Guide shops from Big Sky can pick you up right here at the ranch and take you to all these angling meccas. Walk, wade, or float; there are so many fishing options here! When you're not fishing, hike through Gallatin National Forest or ride the mountain trails on horseback. Return to a deluxe log cabin, a riverfront cabin, or mountain chalet and soak in the simple life. Breathtaking views, full kitchens, and a continental breakfast add to your stay. Come cast off on a cozy fishing adventure!
205 Buffalo Horn Creek, Gallatin Gateway, Montana 59730
Casting instruction on the resort's trout-stocked pond will give you angling experience and equipment rental options allow you to tackle the nearby rivers!
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Experience the great outdoors with your entire family! 320 Ranch offers pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion.close
The Resort at Paws Up
It’s funny - even if you’re shying away from the idea of a MT fishing vacation from a tent, the Resort at Paws Up has some surprise accommodations for you. Yes, it’s a tent; but it features a spacious deck, a private master bathroom nearby, housekeeping, gourmet meals and even a personal butler.
It’s called “glamping.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The fishing really is wonderful here. The Blackfoot, Bitterroot, Missouri and Clark Fork Rivers are all right nearby - world-renowned for huge, fighting trout. The Resort at Paws Up rests in the heart of an area that has been referred to as the “Golden Triangle” - an area between eastern Idaho, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks - that is world-renowned for fly fishing. That’s not all it’s about at the Resort at Paws Up - there are also world-class tours on horseback or ATV, plus rappelling, sporting clays, upland bird hunting and a special six-day-a-week program for children, to name a few. And about those tents - collectively known as Tent City, they’re just a small part of the accommodations at Paws Up which include bunkhouses, ranch houses, lodges and wilderness estates.
The Resort at Paws Up offers the Pomp, Trough and Tank Restaurants, the breathtaking Tower Office Boardroom and the 76,000-square-foot Saddle Club for corporate retreats and group events of all kinds.
Spa Town® at Paws Up features eleven oversized tents, a winding boardwalk and private spa treatments delivered by trained massage therapists.
The Resort at Paws Up is home to the annual Wine & B*tch Weekend - the first luxury vacation designed for you and dog. It includes a fashion show, a wellness seminar, a dog parade and much more.close
Designed with the adventurous fisherman in mind, Ninepipes Lodge offers majestic Rocky Mountain views, amazing hospitality, and of course, bountiful fishing.
Rooms at the resort are comfortable and full of all the modern amenities you’d expect. All rooms sleep 2-4 people and promise to deliver spectacular views of the Mission Mountains or the Ninepipes Reservoir. But that’s simply a nice bonus to the TRUE moneymaker here: the fishing. Flathead Lake was created by Glaciers and is the largest natural lake in the western US. Naturall, a plethora of fish species call it home, fish that you’ll be doing your best to wrangle from the comfort of one of the lodge’s dedicated fishing boats. Ninepines claims to offer “a true Montana vacation experience”. If that entails incredible fishing, they didn’t lie!
69286 US-93, Charlo, MT 59824
439 as of 2000.
Charlo is 2.008 mi²close
Missoula River Lodge
Offering an intimate boutique retreat on a 100-acre ranch, Missoula River Lodge is the ideal destination for your next Montana fishing adventure.
No matter if you're a beginner or expert angler, the Bitterroot River, Blackfoot River, and Rock Creek have the ideal fly fishing adventure for you. Let Missoula River Lodge's professional fly fishing guides take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the rivers of the Missoula area. Their all-inclusive packages provide three, four, or seven-day trips and include amenities such as hot shore lunches, complimentary equipment, and much more! Well-appointed single suites, wireless internet, and pick-up and drop-off service for daily fly-fishing activities make Missoula River Lodge the ultimate fishing experience.
25155 Huson Road Huson, Montana 59846
The elevation of Huson, Montana is 3,012 feet.
Whether you prefer to take in the beautiful Missoula scenery on a horseback ride or explore the terrain on an exciting mountain biking adventure, Missoula River Lodge is the ultimate Bitterroot Mountain Range destination.close
Five Rivers Lodge
Yes, the Five Rivers Lodge is named correctly, and for the record the five rivers here are the Beaverhead, the Ruby, the Big Hole, the Jefferson and the Madison. More importantly, they’re all brimming with huge trout. And they’re all within a 30-minute radius of this luxury Dillon, MT fishing lodge.
There are also two acres of spring fed ponds, but at this point, who’s counting? Five Rivers Lodge is: the staff keeps careful watch over these private-access waters, and conducts three- to seven-day guided trips based on which areas have not been fished. This makes for an unforgettable fishing trip - private, exclusive and full of huge brown trout! What’s also unforgettable are the accommodations here. Along with the spacious guest rooms and several gathering areas that encourage you to gather before dinner - which is always an event, with healthy, hearty gourmet meals - you’ll find plenty to help you gain knowledge about nature and fly fishing including a library and a fly tying bench. Five Rivers is as serious about comfort as it is about Montana fishing!
With excellent equipment and meeting facilities and accommodations for up to 30, Five Rivers Lodge welcomes your corporate Montana fishing retreat, seminar, client trip or board meeting.
Five Rivers Lodge rests on 28 acres on Highway 41, just 13 miles north of Dillon, Montana.
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Five Rivers Lodge is open year round and offers photography seminars, fishing schools and guided or self-guided area tours.close
Duck Lake Lodge
Snagging the second spot, Duck Lake Lodge is a unique and homey base camp for you fishing excursions. With guides bring you to some ponds and lakes less fished, you'll be catching all the famous rainbow trout in no time! And if you want an extra special fishing experience Duck Lake is catch and keep!
Located on the front door of Glacier National Park, and connected to its famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, Duck Lake Lodge prides itself on being so close to the pristine natural wonder of the Montana Wilderness. If you're looking to take a break from fishing, the opportunities for hiking trails, biking trails, and much more are all around! Just keep your eyes peeled for some of the more impressive wildlife in the area like Elk, Black and Grizzly Bears, and much more!
3215 Duck Lake Rd. Babb, MT 59411
Both the Livingston Range and Lewis Rage are in the area with more than 150 peaks over 8,000 ft.!
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There's a full, onsite restaurant and a newly remodeled jacuzzi, so after a long day of adventuring, you can grab a bite, then soak in the bubbling waters!close
Seeley Lake, Montana
Coming in at number eight, Rich Ranch is home to plenty of outdoor fun. Catching cutthroats, rainbows and brown trout in the Big Blackfoot River immortalized in the film "A River Runs Through It," is just the beginning. Discover adventure and the Dude Ranch, or take a day and explore the area on one of the many Bike trails.
Glacier National Park isn't far either so you can rest assured that the natural beauty is as pristine and breathtaking as you'll find anywhere. There's practically no better way to spend a day than driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road through the heart of the park. And make sure to watch closely so you can spot Elk, Moose, and Black and Grizzly Bears! As if all of that wasn't enough, you can rest assured that with the modern and comfortable rooms, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for such great adventure!
939 Cottonwood Lakes Road Seeley Lake, Montana 59868
Located Nearby Glacier National Park!
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Go for a ride on a horse at the dude ranch or explore the area with a bike ride on one of the many trails!close
Timber Wolf Resort
Hungry Horse, Montana
Timber Wolf Resort has a little bit of everything. With opportunities for tent camping and hook-ups for RVs, in addition to rooms at the lodge, you get to choose exactly how you want this fishing adventure to go. Only nine miles from Glacier National Park, you can practically pick any direction to head and you'll find a great place to fish.
If you're looking for something revolving a bit more around civilization, only a few minutes away from Timber Wolf Resort, are several rustic and quaint towns, perfect for an afternoon of relaxed exploring. But, if the mountains are calling, head to Glacier National Park and take a scenic drive along the fifty mile Going-to-the-Sun Road. You can expect to see Elk, Black and Grizzly Bears. Not to mention breathtaking vistas of glacier scarred mountain terrain!
9105 US Highway 2 East Hungry Horse, Montana 59919
Nearby offerings include museums, quiet mountain towns and even a water park. You can rest assured, there'll be something for everyone to love at Timber Wolf Resort!
Whether it's fishing, hiking, hiking, kayaking, or moutain-climbing, the grandeur surround Glacier National Park is the place to do it!close
Twin Rivers Ranch
Welcome to a truly serene, wildlife-filled, utterly scenic fishing vacation in Manhattan. We’re not kidding. Once you see the stunning mountain views and start catching the fish that teem in the East and West Gallatin Rivers, you’ll never want to leave this ranch near Manhattan, Montana again.
That’s not to mention the myriad rivers and streams that surround this magical place, which are almost always inhabited by deer, eagles and of course plenty of fish. Rainbow and brown trout and salmon are prized catches here. And whether by wading or drift boat, Twin Rivers is excellent for the serious angler: here, terms like attractor and hopper patterns, stoneflies and terrestrials are part of the lexicon and the guides know the local plants and animals as well as they do every part of the river you’re fishing. Cabins at Twin Rivers Ranch are as beautiful as the scenery and equally functional. Riverside cabins feature wireless Internet, CD sound systems and solar lighting, and the Deluxe Cabin on the hill, which accommodates up to 12, is as much a work of art as its surroundings.
Along with unforgettable guided fly fishing adventures at Twin Rivers Ranch, you can strike out and discover the local Montana landscape including the Lewis and Clark Caverns, Virginia and Nevada Cities and Yellowstone National Park.
Twin Rivers Ranch specializes in meticulously breeding and raising Tennessee Walking horses. Many of these wonderful animals are for sale.
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Twin Rivers Ranch offers a variety of clinics and packages including women’s fly fishing adventures, beginner and intermediate casting clinics, crafters’ getaways, horse clinics, bird watching walks and more.close
Five Star Rentals of Montana
Variety is the spice of life for the avid fisherman. You’ve got to diversify your portfolio; how are you going to be an accomplished fisherman (or fisherwoman) if you fish the same place for the same fish all the time? You need an assortment of lakes, with an even larger assortment of fish. Enter Five Star Rentals.
Five Star Rentals offer accommodations all around northwest Montana. While their lodgings are luxurious, cozy, and the perfect place to hole-up for a weekend, you’re here for the fishing. Lakes, rivers, and stream litter the area. Whitefish lake, Flathead Lake, Hungry Horse Reservoir, Lake MacDonald, the Middle, South and North Fork of the Flathead River are just some of the options at your disposal, and there are untold numbers and species of fish for you to try your luck at catching. Boat, canoe, or dock, grab a rod and cast away into a fantastic fishing getaway!
704 Baker Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
Dates and Times
Check in starts at 4 pm every day!
Montana is nicknamed “Big Sky Country” for its wide-open spaces.close
Madison Management Vacation Rentals
If you're an avid angler or a rookie just looking to get their feet wet, you'll love Madison Management Vacation Rentals' riverfront rental properties!
Madison Management Vacation Rentals are spacious, luxurious, and conveniently located near some of Montana's most spectacular attractions! If you'er even the slightest bit interested in fly fishing, there's a wide range of guided fly fishing adventures in the area to suit your needs and make your vacation an experience to last a lifetime. Hone your skills as you float down the Madison River or wade into the Gallatin, then return to your incredibly spacious yet cozy property!
The Ennis Chamber of Commerce has organized an annual 4th of July parade since the early 1980s!close
Gallatin River Lodge
You don’t often hear about romance and fly fishing in the same sentence, but you’ll find it at Gallatin River Lodge. It’s one of the few places we’ve ever heard of that’s known equally as a MT fly fishing destination lodge and fine country inn!
By fine country inn, we really mean a small luxury hotel that happens to sit on a 350-acre Montana ranch. And by a fly fishing destination - well, the possibilities are almost endless. The lodge is five minutes from the Gallatin River, and the Madison River, the Yellowstone River and countless creeks and streams are within a half hour. If you have any doubts about the fishing here - or any questions at all - the lodge staff can answer them, down to what types of fish inhabit which section of these untouched waters. The lodge itself is a masterpiece that hosts romantic vacations from all over the world. Six well-appointed suites have all the little luxuries including Jacuzzi tubs and satellite TV; the dining is yet another unforgettable experience, featuring the creations of the lodge’s own Executive Chef who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America.
Your Gallatin River Lodge fishing experience will always include breathtaking views of Montana’s Spanish Peaks.
To go along with its spectacular local cuisine, Gallatin River Lodge features three dining rooms which seat 24-40 guests each; enjoy cocktails from its historic oak bar.
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Gallatin River Lodge is ideal for Montana weddings, wedding receptions, dinners and other events for up to 100 indoors and up to 300 outdoors.close