Missoula is a good-sized city and one of the largest in all of Montana. Missoula is home to the University of Montana. This area is a popular tourist destination, especially among fly fishermen. Missoula is located in a deep valley near the Clark Fork River, the Bitterroot River and the Blackfoot River, which gives fly fishermen a lot of options during their trip to this area. There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and shopping to go along with numerous fishing guides and outfitters to help you catch that fish of a lifetime.
Missoula is home to some very good fishing for many different species of fish. With so many rivers in this area, you have a lot of options to target many different fish. Cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and brown trout are most popular with brook trout, bull trout, cutbows and grayling are possible here too.
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|Missoula, MT||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.75||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|