Fishing

Montana fishing is legendary. Anglers from all over the world travel to Montana to experience fly fishing. Whether your here to battle trout on your own or want someone to show you the ropes of Montana fishing, Helena has the water ways for you.

Click here for all your Montana Fishing License Information.

  • Fly Fishing on the Missouri River

    The towns of Wolf Creek and Craig north of Helena offer fly shops, shuttle operations, guide services and other businesses to cater to the most dedicated of fishermen.

    What’s the fishing link on the Missouri, what kind of flies should you have?
    CLICK HERE for the Missouri River regulations and fishing report.  

  • Fly Fishing on the Blackfoot River

    Ovando (located north of Helena off of I-15) provides a good jumping off point to fish the Blackfoot.  Just about every fly fisherman has heard of the Big Blackfoot River. Well known from Norman Maclean’s novel, A River Runs Through It, and made famous by the movie of the same name. The Blackfoot River is a fun river to float, fish & explore.
    CLICK HERE for Cross Currents Outfitters page with more information on this beautiful river. 

  • Canyon Ferry Lake

    Size: 33535 acres
    Elevation: 3798
    Location: East of HWY 287 N between Townsend and HWY 284
    Game Fish Opportunities: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Burbot, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch

    All Species Present: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Burbot, Common Carp, Fathead Minnow, Flathead Chub, Largemouth Bass, Longnose Dace, Longnose Sucker, Mottled Sculpin, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Stonecat, Utah Chub, Walleye, White Sucker, Yellow Perch, Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
    CLICK HERE for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks regulations and more info about Canyon Ferry Lake.

  • Hauser Lake

    Size: 3200 acres
    Elevation: 3647 ft.
    Location: 5 miles East of Helena
    Game Fish Opportunities: Brown Trout, Burbot, Kokanee, Mountain Sucker, Mountain Whitefish, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch
    All Species Present: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Burbot, Common Carp, Fathead Minnow, Kokanee, Longnose Sucker, Mottled Sculpin, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Buffalo, Utah Chub, Walleye, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, White Sucker, Yellow Perch
    CLICK HERE for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks regulations and more info about Hauser Lake.

     

  • Lake Helena

    Size: 3073 acres
    Elevation: 3647
    Game Fish Opportunities: Burbot, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Perch
    All Species Present: Bigmouth Buffalo, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Burbot, Common Carp, Fathead Minnow, Kokanee, Longnose Sucker, Mottled Sculpin, Mountain Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Buffalo, Utah Chub, Walleye, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, White Sucker, Yellow Perch
    CLICK HERE for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks regulations and more info about Lake Helena.

     

  • Park Lake

    Size: 33 acres
    Elevation: 6321 feet
    Game Fish Opportunities: Arctic Grayling, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
    Click Here for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks regulations and more info about Park Lake.

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