Upper Madison River
Lower Madison River
The Yellowstone River flows through Montana, attracting fly fishers from around the world to test their skills against its rainbow, brown, and native Yellowstone cutthroat trout. It offers diverse trout fishing opportunities, from Yankee Jim Canyon to Columbus. Its unspoiled beauty and wild, Montana trout offer a rewarding experience for all anglers.
The upper Madison River is a renowned wild trout stream in southern Montana referred to as the "50 Mile Riffle." It is one long riffle dotted with boulders and flowing through the wide-open expanses of the Madison Valley.
Its scenic beauty and abundance of wild trout make it a bucket list destination for anglers from around the world.
The Gallatin River boasts of more than 75 miles of blue-ribbon trout water, which can be easily accessed from various roadside turnouts along HWY 191 and throughout the Gallatin Valley. It meets the Jefferson and Madison Rivers to form the Missouri River, near Three Forks in Montana. Wade along the river through the Gallatin Canyon or float the lower river and explore rarley touched waters.
The lower Madison River has diverse wild trout habitats and character between Ennis Lake and Headwaters State Park.
Spring hatches and fall streamer fishing offer opportunities for advanced anglers. The river's scenic beauty makes it enjoyable for novice anglers as well.
The Jefferson River starts at the convergence of the Ruby, Big Hole, and Beaverhead Rivers and flows until it meets the Madison and Gallatin. It offers a unique Montana fishing experience through rugged canyons and rural agricultural fields.
The fly fishing experience varies annually and depends on winter snowpack and spring moisture.
This 35-mile stretch of river below Holter Dam offers some of the best Montana fly fishing. Rich in invertebrate biomass, the river supports a robust population of Rainbow and Brown Trout.
Upstream of Holter Dam, the river is a mix of warm and cold-water fisheries, each appealing to a range of Montana anglers.