The Madison River is one of the most diverse year-round fisheries in Montana. Perfect for anglers of all skill levels, and those who like to fish dry flies, streamers or nymphs. Great for the drift boat enthusiasts, wade anglers, or those who wish to do a blend of wade fishing and drift boat fishing all in one day.
The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. Because of its size, the Yellowstone is most effectively fished from a drift boat or jet boat. Every angler should wet a line on the Yellowstone at least once in their lifetime, not only for the trout but for the incredible scenery.
This scenic river is plentiful with smaller fish, mostly rainbows averaging 8 to 12 inches, with the occasional 16 to 20-inch brown trout. A full or half day walk-n-wade trip on this fertile freestone river with Trout On The Fly is a great option for most anglers.
The Jefferson River is not all about fish numbers. The "Jeff" is about solitude with less angler pressure and a shot at a fish of a lifetime. Streamer, dry fly or nymphs are all successful techniques used on the Jefferson River.
The Ruby River is a great small river that is ideal for a half day walk-n-wade trip. Shorter casts to wild browns and rainbows averaging 12"-16" in size. Some of the better fishing to be had is in the winter and spring months before runoff (January-April), and just after runoff (mid-June through July). Not ideal for large groups.
The Bighorn River is a fertile tailwater fishery that offers a high fish per mile population. Using a drift boat allows us to jump from spot to spot, not only fishing from the boat but also stopping to wade fish several runs holding numerous rainbows and browns.
Ennis Lake offers incredible Callibaetis and Trico hatches in summer months. Large browns and rainbows ("gulpers") cruise the lake subsurface, rising to these mayflies and creating a "gulping" sound. Long accurate casts are important but not always necessary to be successful with these trout.
The Lamar River in the Lamar Valley is one of the most picturesque locations to fish in Yellowstone National Park. Indigenous Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout are more than willing to eat your hopper, beetle or ant during the summer months of July, August into September. Accessing the Lamar can be as easy as a 5-minute walk to a 5-mile hike. Trips on the Lamar River with Trout On The Fly are two-day minimums.
Soda Butte Creek
Resembling Slough Creek, Soda Butte has stunning scenery, great structure, and grants easy access since a majority of the creek parallels highway 212. This is perfect for the angler that is unable to hike to some of the more remote water in the northeast area of Yellowstone National Park.
Breathtaking scenery, meandering meadows, deep cut banks, and indigenous Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout is what Slough Creek is all about. If you enjoy hiking and fishing then chalk this creek up on your bucket list!