The Gallatin River
The Gallatin flows north from Yellowstone National Park thru the Gallatin valley until it joins the Madison and Jefferson rivers at Three Forks to form the Missouri. The upper parts of this river offer great wade fishing in some incredible scenery. If you are staying in Bozeman or Big Sky this river is an excellent choice for walk and wade fishing because of all public access. Our guided fishing on this river focuses on the lower stretch that is open to fishing from a drift boat. On this stretch we target the largest fish in the river as we drift to the headwaters of the Missouri.
The Jefferson River
The Jefferson is formed by two of the most famous trout rivers, the Beaverhead and the Bighole river. Where the Jefferson ends is one of the forks that forms the Mighty Missouri River. Even though this river flows through one of the most picturesque valleys in Montana it is often overlooked by visiting anglers. The Jefferson has lower fish density than other blue ribbon trout streams but during certain times of the year it can offer excellent fishing opportunities.
Whether wade fishing the upper reaches or drifting during the short high water period the Dearborn offers some of the most spectacular scenery. Weaving thru a rugged canyons than joining the Missouri River. Drifting this lower 20 mile stretch runs from late May to mid to late July and should be on every anglers bucket list.