Trout


The Bitterroot Valley is home to some awesome fishing.  Anglers target a variety of trout such as rainbow, brown, cutthroat and an occasional brook trout too.  The Bitterroot River is a good river with good numbers of fish and some big fish too.  Anglers target rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and you may also catch an occasional brook trout.  The upper part of the Bitterroot River is known for its cutthroat trout fishery while the lower section is known more for its rainbow trout and usually bigger fish too.

The Missouri River is the river people go to if they are looking for a big fish.  The Missouri River has so many fish swimming in it that you can catch good numbers of them with the average size a lot bigger than most of the other rivers and some big fish are considered common here.  Rainbow trout and brown trout are both here.

The Big Hole River has some special regulations on it.  Fishing guides are limited to how many days they can fish here in the summer months, which creates less fishing pressure here than there would be.  The river provides plenty of scenery with good fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and even grayling.

Rock Creek is a good fishery and the guides that fish this stretch of water will usually do so on float trips.  The scenery is gorgeous and the fishing can be very good too.  Anglers target cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, bull trout and brook trout.  It’s more of an action fishery with some big fish mixed in.


Learn More About Trout Fishing


Our trout fishing section has information on the best live baits, lures, flies, where to catch them and how to catch them.  It also covers all of the popular species of trout as well.  Visit our trout page to learn more.