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Madison River Walk-n-Wade

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Madison River Float Fishing

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Ennis Lake Float Trip

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Yellowstone River Full-Day Jet Boat

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Hebgen Lake Full-Day Jet Boat

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Yellowstone River Float

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Ruby River Walk-n-Wade

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Fishing in Yellowstone River
Fishing in Yellowstone River
Fishing in Yellowstone River
trip description for Yellowstone River Float in Yellowstone River

Float your way on the water with your guide and get ready for an action-packed day of Montana fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be floating down the Yellowstone River to target some Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, ​the Yellowstone River is most effectively fished from a drift boat or jet boat due to its size. Its fishing season typically starts later than tailwaters like the Madison, Bighorn, and Missouri Rivers. We recommend that every angler experience the incredible scenery and quality trout fishing of this river at least once. From Emigrant, Montana, to Livingston, the Yellowstone offers a variety of species such as Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroats, Cutbows, and Mountain Whitefish. The region from Livingston, Montana, downriver to Columbus, Montana, may not be as scenic, but it is home to some larger-than-average brown trout! This stretch of river offers outstanding terrestrial fly fishing because the river cuts through miles of hay fields loaded with grasshoppers. On this half or full-day excursion, your guide will row you where you need to be in a maneuverable drift boat as you take in the beautiful scenery. From here, your guide will give you some 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, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. All you need to bring is a valid Montana fishing license. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for float trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your float trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

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Yellowstone River Float

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Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Yellowstone River Walk-and-Wade in Yellowstone National Park

Wade 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 fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Yellowstone River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, ​the Yellowstone River is most effectively fished from a drift boat or jet boat in Montana (wade fishing only in YNP) due to its size. Its fishing season typically starts later than tailwaters like the Madison, Bighorn, and Missouri Rivers. Nate recommends that every angler experience the incredible scenery and quality trout fishing of this river at least once. The Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park offers several options with several miles of river. This particular fishing trip is a two-day minimum excursion. On these full-day excursions, Your guide will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. 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 enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

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Yellowstone River Walk-and-Wade

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Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
Fishing in Yellowstone National Park
trip description for Lamar River Walk-n-Wade in Yellowstone National Park

Wade 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 fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Lamar River from the grounds within Yellowstone National Park to target some native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. The Lamar River in the Lamar Valley is one of the most picturesque locations to fish in Yellowstone National Park. Indigenous Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout are more than willing to eat your hopper, beetle, or ant during the summer months of July, August into September. Accessing the Lamar can be as easy as a 5-minute walk or as adventurous as a 5-mile hike. Trips on the Lamar River with our guide(s) are two-day minimums. On these full-day excursions, Your guide will wade you into the river from one of the Yellowstone Park access points. From here, your guide will give you some expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. You will also need to purchase a Yellowstone National Park fishing license (no state license is required) and pay a $20 entrance fee to enter the park. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

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Lamar River Walk-n-Wade

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Fishing in Big Sky
Fishing in Big Sky
Fishing in Big Sky
trip description for Half Day Walk and Wade in Big Sky

Wade your way into the water with Ennion for a memorable day of Big Sky fly fishing! Big Sky is well known for its hundreds of miles of Trout-filled waterways, which is why fly fishers are always flocking to this scenic hotspot. On this half or full-day trip, Ennion will wade you into one of these productive rivers such as the Madison, Yellowstone, Beaverhead, Bighole or Missouri where you'll be targeting Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout. From here he'll give you some of his expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. These rivers are great for throwing your first fly casts or honing in your skills on a relaxing day of river fishing. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Ennion will give you some helpful pointers to help get some fish on your line! Ennion will provide all rods, reels, flies, transportation to and from the river, snacks and non alcoholic beverages. Let him know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which he will provide at an additional cost. All you need to bring is a valid Montana Fishing License. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Come enjoy the beautiful mountain waters with Ennion! Read More

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Half Day Walk And Wade

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Fishing in Madison River
Fishing in Madison River
Fishing in Madison River
trip description for Madison River Float Trip in Madison River

Float your way on the water with your guide and get ready for an action-packed day of Montana fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be floating down the Madison River to target some Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The Madison River hosts wild Rainbow and Brown trout ranging in size from 10″ to 28″ at an average length of 18″. The Fall spawning run out of Hebgen Lake will give you some of the best fish. In October through November, expect to see big Browns and Rainbows averaging 19 inches with the occasional 28″ Brown Trout. If you go fishing out here in the Fall be ready for winter conditions where temperatures can drop below zero on any given day. On this half or full-day excursion, your guide will row you where you need to be in a maneuverable drift boat as you take in the beautiful scenery. From here, your guide will give you 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, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. All you need to bring is a valid Montana fishing license. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your guide! **We have several listings for float trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your float trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

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Madison River Float Trip

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Fishing in Alder
Fishing in Alder
Fishing in Alder
trip description for Ruby River Walk-n-Wade in Alder

Wade your way into the water with your guide and get ready for an action-packed day of Montana fishing from one of the best guides around! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be wading into the Ruby River to target some Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The Ruby River is one of the smaller rivers we offer and is ideal for a half-day walk-n-wade trip, but full-day trips are available for those who want some after-hours catches! Expect to target wild Brown and Rainbow Trout averaging 12""-16"" in size with shorter casts. The best times to fish here are in the winter and spring months before runoff (January-April), and just after runoff (mid-June through July). TOTF recommends having a small group for this trip to get the most out of it! On this half or full-day excursion, your guide will wade you into the river from one of the public access points. From here, your guide will give you expert fly-fishing tips and let you try your luck. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, your guide is eager to teach and will get some fish on your line! Regardless of where you are staying – Bozeman, Ennis, Cameron, Helena, Livingston, West Yellowstone, or Fort Smith, Montana – We have you covered. Your guide(s) will be able to pick you up at your vacation rental, lodge, hotel, campsite, or the airport. If your place of lodging is out of the way, just meet your guide at a convenient location for your day(s) on the water. Your guide will provide all the rods, reels, flies, and tippet you need to get out on the water and catch some fish. They will even have a tasty lunch for all guests. Let them know when booking if you will need to rent waders and wading boots, which they will provide at an additional cost. All you need to bring is a valid Montana Fishing License. A hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a rain jacket are recommended. Enjoy your day out on the water with your legendary guide! ** We have several listings for wade fishing trips at nearby locations in the Bozeman / Yellowstone National Park area. They want you to have the best experience possible, so if the fishing is better in another lake or river, they may recommend another location. Whether you want to stick with this spot or hear about other spots, feel free to book your wade fishing trip on this listing, and they will get in contact with you about the details!** Read More

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Ruby River Walk-n-Wade

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in West Yellowstone

What are the best fishing trips in West Yellowstone?

Why should I book a fishing trip in West Yellowstone with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 trip in West Yellowstone: Madison River Walk-n-Wade guided by Nate.

Our guides in West Yellowstone are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3233 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in West Yellowstone? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in West Yellowstone.

What types of fishing trips are common in West Yellowstone?

River fishing is the most popular in West Yellowstone as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in West Yellowstone are: 1. brown trout, 2. rainbow trout, 3. cutthroat trout, and 4. carp.

The most common fishing techniques in West Yellowstone are fly fishing, drift fishing, and wading but artificial lure fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much does a West Yellowstone fishing trip cost?

in West Yellowstone prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip in West Yellowstone is $530. The average price for a full day trip in West Yellowstone is $797.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in West Yellowstone?

The most popular season for fishing in West Yellowstone is summer, and most anglers book their trips 7 days in advance.

Do I need a West Yellowstone fishing license and what are the bag limits in West Yellowstone?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in West Yellowstone, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in West Yellowstone. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in West Yellowstone.

Popular Types of Fishing In West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone fishing charters offer a variety of experiences for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in West Yellowstone include fly fishing, spin fishing, and drift boat fishing.

Fly fishing is the most popular type of fishing charter in West Yellowstone. It involves using a lightweight fly rod and artificial flies to catch trout, such as rainbow, brown, and cutthroat. Spin fishing is another popular option, which involves using a spinning rod and reel to catch a variety of fish, including trout, whitefish, and grayling.

Drift boat fishing is a unique experience that allows anglers to float down the Madison River while fishing for trout. This type of fishing charter is perfect for those who want to enjoy the scenery while catching fish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in West Yellowstone include rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, whitefish, and grayling. The types of fish you can catch will depend on the type of fishing charter you choose and the time of year.

West Yellowstone fishing charters often visit landmarks such as Hebgen Lake, the Madison River, and the Yellowstone River. These locations offer some of the best fishing in the area and are a must-visit for any angler.

The Best Places To Fish In West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana is a paradise for anglers, with its pristine rivers and lakes teeming with trout. Here are some of the best places to fish in the area, whether you're looking to cast a line on your own or book a fishing charter.

1. Madison River: Known for its world-class fly fishing, the Madison River is a must-visit for any angler. Fishing charters are available for those who want a guided experience.

2. Hebgen Lake: This large reservoir is home to rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout, making it a popular spot for both fly and spin fishing. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the lake's many coves and bays.

3. Yellowstone River: The Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states, and it's home to some of the best trout fishing in the country. Fishing charters are available for those who want to float the river and cast a line.

4. Henry's Fork: This tributary of the Snake River is known for its challenging fishing conditions, but the rewards are worth it. Brown and rainbow trout are plentiful here, and fishing charters are available for those who want to navigate the river's twists and turns.

5. Gallatin River: The Gallatin River is a popular spot for both fly and spin fishing, with rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout all present in its waters. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the river's many pools and riffles.

Other Things To Do In West Yellowstone

While West Yellowstone fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this Montana city. Take a tour of Yellowstone National Park, which is just a short drive away, and witness the stunning geysers and wildlife. For a more adrenaline-fueled adventure, try zip-lining or white-water rafting. If you're looking for a more relaxed activity, visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center or take a scenic drive through the Gallatin National Forest. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in town.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Jordan is an absolute Master of his craft. His understanding of fish is unparralled. Honestly its like he is one. The yellowstone was blown out due to heavy rains so we audibled to a 17 mile float on the Lower Madison. We fished a new and totally unique set of techniques fishing indicators with crayfish pattern followed by a nymph. He told me exactly when to mend, when to let the flies drag a hair, and when to re adjust with a new cast to get the perfect action on the flies. I missed a lot of big eats and landed some beautiful (and fat) rainbows and browns! Back at the ramp no one had the succes we did. I learn so much from Jordan everytime im out there. Can’t reccomend booking a trip with him enough.

    David I. with Jordan G. of Emigrant, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was great, from beginning to end. Ian was very helpful on the phone booking the trip, especially since we only booked it the night before. Nate and his team were helpful, and Matt was particularly generous with his time. His enthusiasm for his job and for our trip were contagious. We had a beautiful day on the water and had some success with the fishing, but the trip would have been great even if they weren’t biting that day.

    Danny O. with Nate S. of Gallatin Gateway, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    One of the things I wanted to be dang sure I did while I was there was fish the Yellowstone in a drift boat, and was lucky enough to get it done. With lots of fishing travel under my belt you never know how it will go and in this case the plan came together and it was a good day to be alive. The Boss and I met our guide Nathan at the ramp at 8:00 and it was not long before we were on the water. The Boss and I are really fly fishing neophytes with lots to learn and Nathan was a perfect guide and teacher for our day on the water. He has fished those rivers for 35 years, was patient, technically proficient, and just an overall good guy to spend the day with. As I noticed in the park there were lots of grasshoppers and it turned out to be our plan for the day. In my case catching any particular fish on topwater is the bomb, and we spent most of the day fishing larger hoppers with a smaller floating “something or other” on a dropper around 8″ behind. And it was so interesting to see the fish react. A few smashed it, (At least for a trout.) most barely slurped it under, and others could not resist rolling on it, or just taking a look. It took me a bit to get the hang of setting the hook like you need to and after a while I managed to toss a couple of small rainbows completely over the boat. It really was a new way to fish for us and it took a while to get the hang of it but I intend to put those lessons to work in Colorado when I head there this fall. Since this was our 5 or 6th run at it the Boss commented that each place and method was different, it is all part of the learning process. I probably went about 10 for 20 with one whitefish, the Boss struggled. So late in the day Nathan put us on a nymph rig with an indicator. (Or as we regular folks call it, a bobber.) He wanted to be sure the Boss caught a fish and she finally boated a rainbow and a native whitefish. But the Boss was happy just sitting in the back and enjoying the day and the view, but I give her credit, she kept casting like a trooper. He was so patient as we tangled, crossed, casted like the rookies we are, and he just continued to act like the professional he is. (Except we all laughed like crazy when at one point when we were thrashing multiple messes he said; “Stop casting!”) Of course I told him I would trash him here so let me do it now – One of the best guides to spend the day with I have had the pleasure to fish with. So take that homie. From the Great Barrier reef, Belize, Colorado we have fished with our share and today was one of the best all around experiences we have ever had. The fishing was not fast by any means, but the bite was consistent. I was not surprised by the number of refusals with the traffic and it being late in the season. Nathan made several fly changes during the day until we finished the day with the nymph rig and put the last couple in the boat. He worked hard to put me on a little bigger fish and his efforts were appreciated. Probably if I would have bullshitted less and fished harder I might have boated one of the better fish I missed, but I could have cared less as numbers were not the reason for the day. Being a Saturday there was quite a bit of traffic, but it is a big river, and when compared to Froggie’s on the weekend no big deal. Of course we had a few incidents where both guides and the public cut us off, or were just plain were clueless. (Sound familiar you coastal boys?) As you know one of my rules to live by on our busy waterways – Be nice, be the bigger man, and just because you have the right of way let them go. Nathan naturally lives and practices that making our day on the water pleasant and fun and he is a credit to the profession. I can be pretty hard on guides. It really was comfortable fishing from the drift boat. The Boss loved the safe manner he operated and being able to stand up and cast from the leaning post, or whatever it is called. I learned a lot about the drift boat and how it preforms on the water. As we accelerate our search for our place in the mountains Montana has made the list. Of all the places I have fished Montana gets an A+ for the access available to the public. (So thanks Nathan for offering to be my new best friend and take me fishing all the time if we end up in the area. At least I thought I heard him say that!) And a big thanks to Jonathan of Captain Experiences for booking and following up on our trip. The home of Damn Good Fishing Guides, this site has guides all over the country and they lived up to their name when they hooked us up with Nathan. Nathan guides out of Bozeman, Montana, fishing the Yellowstone, Madison, and a couple of other great Montana rivers. Nate, the owner, kept us informed with a full written itinerary, with constant follow up both before and after the trip. It was a professional job all the way around. So if you are looking for a guide anywhere, or wanting to fish the Yellowstone area, give Jonathan a call and he will put you with the best. Overall a first class trip. So when it is all said and done it was a great way to spend a day along with our park expedition. And here is a taste of what is next, as soon as I organize all of the park stuff. We saw almost everything we wanted to this trip and were so fortunate to see the wolves everyday along with enough wildlife to keep us happy. (For a while!) And to Nathan, I have added the Madison to my bucket list. Thanks for reading my stuff.

    Doug C. with Nate S. of Yellowstone River, Montana

  • ★★★★★
    Had a really great time fishing the Yellowstone, Upper Madison on drift boats. Caught nice browns and rainbows. Wades the Gallatin and caught nice fish on dry flies. Our guide was Matt and he was great to work with not to mention he’s a trained chef so the lunches were fantastic. Highly recommend these trips. The booking process was simple and effective thanks to Captain Experiences.

    Jay W. with Ennion W. of Gallatin Gateway, Montana

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