Fishing

With 61 state fishing access sites, 9 blue ribbon trout streams and numerous spring creeks and lakes, you’ll enjoy almost 1,000 miles of shoreline and a plethora of Brown, Cutthroat, Rainbow and Brook trout.

Montana fishing reports show the best fly fishing typically runs from late June through October, but conditions are often good in March and April, before spring runoff, and enthusiasts can find decent fly fishing year-round in Yellowstone Country.

Consult local fly shops for specific recommendations and the most up to date Yellowstone Country fishing reports and license fees and be prepared for rapid changes in the weather. Montana law allows public access in the rivers, but you must obtain permission before you enter or cross private land.

Boats and trailers are required to be clean and clear of invasive species and may be inspected. See links below for regulations and Montana boating laws.