Atlas Outfitting in Deer Lodge, Montana

Managed by Ikaika Flagg

Lake River

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide

Ikaika's outfit is a Fly Fishing Guide Service that capitalizes on being mobile and available all over Southwest Montana. He works with a handful of local guides under his outfit that can go to where the fishing is best and prioritizes your experience as a customer.

Atlas Outfitting Trips

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Meet up on the Mighty Mo (Missouri River) for an awesome float trip chasing Monster Rainbows and Big Browns on a blue ribbon tailwater with a small local group of guides. Expect big, and very calm, moving water with large, easily spooked Rainbow and Brown Trout. Just the sound of the line hitting the water can scare away these fish, so be prepared to make some smooth casts. Once you get down the technique you can expect 20 plus inch Trout. On this half or full-day excursion, Nate will row you where you need to be in a maneuverable drift boat as you take in the beautiful scenery. From here he'll give you some of his expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Drift boats allow anglers to cover a larger area and access places that may be unsafe for wading. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, the guides are eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Helena

Missouri River Float Trips

100% (3)
1 - 2 People From $300 / person
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Meet up on the Mighty Mo (Missouri River) for an awesome Jet Boat trip chasing Monster Rainbows and Big Browns on a blue ribbon tailwater with your pro guide Ikaika. Expect big, and very calm, moving water which is usually pretty difficult to cover in a drift boat, but with a jet boat to motor you around you will have much more flexibility to hit all the best spots on the river (multiple times even!). This river is known for its extremely large fish and is located in the Gates of the Mountains where Lewis and Clark Rowed through themselves exploring the West. The average size fish is ~17-18in and there are really great chances at 20+ inch fish all over. On this full-day excursion, Ikaika will use his jet boat to motor upriver, shut down the motor, and row you through the premium canyon runs over and over again. This technique will allow you to access water that is too deep to wade fish and allow you to really hone in on the best runs. From here he'll give you some of his expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Ikaika is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Helena

Missouri River Jet Boat

100% (3)
1 - 2 People From $350 / person
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Float the Upper or Lower Madison, Yellowstone, or Gallatin River fishing with Ikaika and his team for an unforgetable fishing trip through the always gorgeous big sky state! Open to fishing from Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through the first Sunday in November, the Gallatin River is a cold, high-elevation, freestone river with grassy meadows, thick willow banks, pocket water, healthy trout, and little to no crowds. This river won't have as many fish per mile as other rivers closer to Bozeman, but it makes up for this with fish size, incredible scenery and low fishing traffic. Bears and moose have been spotted around here, so be sure to bring some bear spray! On this 8 hour excursion, Ikaika will float you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here he'll give you some of his expert fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Nate is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of your fishing needs, Ikaika's got you covered. Ikaika will provide all the rods, reels, flies and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. You will also need to purchase a special Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to get into the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with Ikaika! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Ennis

Gallatin Valley Float Trips

100% (3)
1 - 2 People From $350 / person
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Float your way into the water with your guide and get ready for an action-packed day of Yellowstone Park fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fishing trip you'll be floating into Whitefish Lake to target some Whitefish. On this 8 hour excursion, your guide will float you into Whitefish Lake. From here he'll give you some of his expert Whitefishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, you guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of your fishing needs, you guide's got you covered. He will provide all the rods, reels, flies and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. You will also need to purchase a special Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to get into the park. Feel free to bring your wading gear if you're eager enough to take a dip into the water. If your guide happens to come upon a wade-friendly area, this could definitely be a possibility. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Whitefish

Whitefish MT Float Trips

100% (3)
1 - 2 People From $300 / person

Recent Reviews of Atlas Outfitting

Don B.

Fishing

We could not have asked for a better guide. Ben was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced. We appreciated his hard work and patience with our inexperience. Would definitely recommend this guide.

Chul K.

Fishing

Started with slow but Aurora keeps working on different flyers and combinations. Finally it paid off. We got total 9 fishes included 3 small trouts. Overall, me an my wife had a great time. Thanks,

Douglas H.

Fishing

With a day where there was not much action we caught two respectable size fish. Part of the success was due to the guide constantly changing lures.

Species

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Techniques

Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Wading

Types of Fishing

Lake, River

Start Location

Helena, MT, USA | Bodies of water fished: Yellowstone River, Whitefish Lake

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