A laid back town with several beautiful rivers that inspired Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It.
A fishing trip in Big Sky country is enough to make any angler giddy. There are thousand of miles of prime trout water criss-crossing Montana, and Missoula is at the very heart of it. As the setting for Robert Redford’s iconic movie “A River Runs Through It”, Missoula might be fly-fishing’s most famous city. Throw a rock and it will land in a legendary trout stream. Only minutes from away from bustling downtown Missoula, you will find yourself wading in Clark’s Fork, the Bitterroot, Rock Creek, or the Big Blackfoot (to name a few). As the saying goes, trout don’t live in ugly places. In Missoula, anglers can target multiple different species of trout in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
- 34° 18° Dec-Feb
- 60° 44° Mar-May
- 84° 52° Jun-Aug
- 57° 34° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Missoula, MT
Missoula River Lodge
Missoula Montana Fly Fishing Lodge – A New Way to Solitude In 2004 we started looking for riverfront property to build a new type of Montana Fly Fishing Lodge. We wanted to find a location that offered our guests the diversity of multiple Montana Rivers in a single trip with short drive times to water that has empty boat ramps and a lack of angling pressure. After four years of scouring Western Montana we found the perfect piece of Montana to build our Fly Fishing Lodge. Missoula River Lodge sits on one Hundred acres with a mile of Clark Fork River frontage located just fifteen minutes from Missoula Montana Airport. It is located perfectly central to take advantage of quick fly fishing access to the Bitterroot River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, and Rock Creek. Spend your time “On the water not the Windshield” is our motto. Montana Fly Fishing – Quiet, Uncrowded, and Unkown Half of our fishing days our guests will not see another angler. The other half will only see a boat or two. The private and quiet fly fishing trip is what we strive to provide for our guests. It’s why we own a private boat ramp on the Clark Fork and the most commercially limited float permit on Rock Creek. We understand that zero deep at private boat ramp taking your time trumps the “Morning River Rush”. Missoula Montana is still being discovered and we want to share that with you. Groups are Welcome Our normal group sizes are 6-12 rods per day with each fly fishing angler enjoying a single room. We can accommodate larger groups with couples. We do offer complete Lodge rentals for families or corporate retreats that would like to book all our properties privately on a custom quote basis.