Fishing

 

It's no secret that the Bozeman area is a fisherman's dreamland, with five major rivers, innumerable streams, and abundant alpine lakes. You could dedicate a lifetime to exploring the area - and many people do. Find more info at the Montana Fish, Wildife & Parks web page.

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Wilderness Systems Fishing Kayak, Wilderness Systems Ride 115 Max Angler
Howlett, David
My fishing buddy Mark summed up the Ride 115 Max Angler from Wilderness Systems best: “It’s got all the bells and whistles.” I couldn't say it better, because with a slew of desirable components built in and the Yakattack signature Angler Package, the 115 Max Angler is one of the Read more >>
Photo courtesy City of Three Forks
Dehmer, Kurt
Warm-water fisheries in SW MT. Read more >>
Photo by Drew Stoecklein
Brayton, Lea
Alpine lakes worth the walk. Read more >>
Photo by Robin D Webb
Sinay, Ken
Arctic grayling are a beautiful fish. Graced with a large colorful dorsal fin—which gets even more brilliant during the spring spawning period—this silvery, bluish member of the trout family can be quite dramatic to see, and even more dramatic to fish. Read more >>
Fly fishing, spin fishing, Bozeman
by the editors
Which technique rules supreme? Read more >>
Predator MX Kayak, Montana River Fishing, Outside Bozeman
Howlett, David
As a kayak-fisherman, I need a vessel that’s just as capable on lakes as it is in rivers. To my delight, I found the Predator MX from Old Town Canoe & Kayak, engineered from bow to stern to be the ultimate mixed-water fishing platform. Read more >>
Kayak Fishing, Montana rivers, Outside Bozeman
Howlett, David
An introduction to kayak-fishing. Read more >>
Fall fishing, fly fishing, lake fishing, Montana
Dehmer, Kurt
After the crowds of summer have gone. Read more >>
Fishing, fly fishing, Bozeman, Montana
Pogge, Drew
Sportfish and wildlife restoration programs.In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.—Theodore Roosevelt Read more >>
Yellowstone hot pots, Yellowstone National Park, geyser basin
Drew Pogge
Do-not-miss Yellowstone features.  Read more >>
Hyalite creek, fishing around Bozeman, Bozeman fishing, fly fishing
Sawyer, Kit
Intro to fishing in the BozoneIf you’re new to the sport of fly fishing, now is a great time to get out and wet a line in the fabled waters of southwest Montana. Here are a few places to go broaden your riparian education. Read more >>
Lakes in Montana, alpine lakes, lake fishing
Pierre, Mike
Take a break at a lakeWhen you choose to live in Bozeman, you give yourself the chance to explore Montana’s spectacular backcountry. Take a break from the grind and visit one of the following alpine lakes for quiet solitude and great fishing. Read more >>
Fishing in Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Firehole River
Parks, Richard
The fish are waiting. Read more >>
lake fishing in Montana, alpine lakes, fly fishing,
Adelman, Jake
Approaching alpine-lake fishing Read more >>
lake fishing in Montana, fly fishing, Hebgen Lake, lakes to fish
Ward, Mark
What lakes to fish near Bozeman Read more >>
small-stream fishing, fly fishing in Montana, creek fishing
Reed, Tom
Small-stream fishing around southwest Montana Read more >>
fishing the Madison, fly fishing, fishing in Montana, Madison River
Way, John
A study of the iconic Madison River.  Read more >>
fishing reels, fishing gear, fly fishing, fishing essentials
Tompkins, Josh
What you need to fish Montana Read more >>
brown fish, fishing story, fishing in Montana, trout
Reed, Tom
August, that thick season of harvest and summer fading in a series of hot days, a time of sunburn and sweat. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chirs
I have a new fishing partner; I’ll call him Eddie. He doesn’t drink my beer or eat my food. Hell, he doesn’t even try to catch fish, but he does provide protection. Protection from summer heat. Protection from sunburn. Read more >>
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