It wouldn't be a trip to Missoula, or Montana, without a fishing adventure. We've all seen the fly fishing movie, A River Runs Through It, right? Fishing is absolutely central to this community.
Fishing in Missoula is an experience like none other. While we can't serve up Brad Pitt as your personal guide, we can offer an impressive number of fishing outfitters ready to show you the ropes. For these guides, fishing is a passion. It's a way of life.
With three rivers to choose from - the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and the Clark Fork of the Columbia - as well as Rock Creek, famous for its blue ribbon fishing, you have an almost endless selection of stretches to explore. The angling is so good here, that Forbes Magazine named Missoula one of North America's top ten trout fishing towns.
If lake fishing is more your speed, you'll find plenty of options here as well. Flathead Lake, Frenchtown Pond State Park, Georgetown Lake, Placid Lake State Park, Seeley Lake and Salmon Lake State Park all welcome you to fish their waters.
Fishing licenses are available through Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.
Beavertail Hill State Park
Belmont Creek Fishing Access
Big Pine Fishing Access Site
Chief Looking Glass Fishing Access Site
Clearwater Crossing Fishing Access Site
Corricks Riverbend Fishing Access Site
Erskine Fishing Access Site
Forest Grove Fishing Access Site
Forks Fishing Access Site
Hannon Memorial Fishing Access Site
Harry Morgan Fishing Access Site
Johnsrud Park Fishing Access Site
Monture Creek Fishing Access Site
Ninemile Prairie Fishing Access Site
River Junction Fishing Access Site
Russell Gates Memorial Fishing Access Site
St. Regis Fishing Access Site
Stuart Mill Bay Fishing Access Site
Thibodeau Fishing Access Site
Blackfoot River Outfitters, Inc
Clear Creek Outfitters
Montana Flyfishing Connection, LLC
The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop
Tom Jenni's Reel Montana
Trout Bungalow Outfitters
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