Southwest Montana’s Big Hole, Jefferson, and Madison Rivers

Outfitter #760
Conventional Fishing, Fly Fishing

Mid June – August

Southwest Montana is arguably the mecca when it comes to western trout fishing.  This part of the Big Sky state is home to the finest blue ribbon rivers in the West.  This second generation guide and outfitter was born in this area and knows these waters like no other guide.  The focus here is the fabled waters of Big Hole, Madison, and Jefferson Rivers.  The Big Hole is a freestone and arguable one of the most scenic rivers in the state.  It is home to four species of trout (brown, rainbow, cutthroat, brook) and is also one of the last rivers in the lower 48 that still holds some arctic grayling.  The Madison, also called the 50 ,mile riffle), is one of the premier tailwater fisheries in the West and offers consistent fishing all season long.  The Jefferson river, often overlooked by other anglers, offers very good trout fishing for big browns and rainbows.  Like most western trout fishing, fishing these waters is best done from a drift boat.  This is by far the best way to experience a western fishing trip as you can cover the best water by boat and also take in the breathtaking beauty that Montana offers.  Accommodations and meals will be provided from a comfortable guest ranch not far from Butte, MT.  Double occupancy accommodations, private bath plus satellite tv in the great room and wifi is also provided.

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Pricing Details

3-nights/2-days fishing: $1,340 for one or two anglers

License & Tag(s) Cost (approximate)

Approx. $75 purchase online prior to arrival.


Airport pick up, lodging, meals, guide services, tackle.


Airfare, license, gratuity, terminal tackle, personal items.


Fly to Butte, MT where the outfiter will pick you up and transfer you about 30 minutes to the lodge.

Day 1 – Fly to Butte this afternoon and check in to lodge.  Enjoy dinner and overnight.

Days 2,3 – Guided trout fishing.  Enjoy lunch and drinks on the boat.  Continued dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Depart Butte this morning.


Physical Level:

Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.

Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.

Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.

Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.


Trip Requirements

All participants must read rules and regulations pertaining to method of take and be within the state/country’s guidelines. WTA is not responsible for failure to meet any state/country requirements.
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