There have been movies made and books written about the fishing opportunities in the great state of Montana. Most of the movies and books about the subject of fishing in the state of Montana seem to revolve around a certain type of fishing. The type of fishing that involves waving a flea back and forth is the air for quite awhile in an attempt to get trout to bite, and this simply isn’t fair. Montana offers all types of fishing for trout and other species and a flea attached to a 2X tippet isn’t the only type of fishing that people do in Montana. Montana has fishing opportunities for all anglers, no matter what type of fishing you prefer.
Montana has over 59,000 miles of flowing streams and rivers, and hundreds of thousands of acres of lakes, reservoirs and ponds. These are home to more than 90 species of fish, of which 56 are native species. With all of this water and that many different types of fish, there is obviously something for every angler to enjoy, not just those who prefer fishing with feathers and a holier than thou attitude.
A great technique for catching trout and other fish in Montana’s rivers is a set of gang hooks. A set of gang hooks is the best way to present live bait (especially worms) and they are perfectly legal in the state. Check local regulation though, because many on Montana’s rivers and streams are artificial lures only thanks to those feather loving flea flickers. Where live bait is able to be used, as God intended I might add, gang hooks are most certainly the way to go.
Another type of fishing that has become quite popular in Montana, is good old Largemouth Bass fishing. There are some fairly decent largemouth bass fisheries within Montana, although with the growing season being so short the fishes size doesn’t compare to it’s cousins in warmer climates. Although I make fun of it, trout fishing probably is the biggest draw that Montana has as far as species or fish go., and with Montana being such a remote destination, a bear encounter is never out of the question. There’s nothing that can wake an angler up on a groggy morning like an encounter with a bear…I promise you that!
The bottom line is that as far as fishing is concerned, Montana has everything to offer, and if you’re in the market for large native trout, Montana is probably hard to beat. Whether you’re a flea flicker or a spin fisherman, Bozeman Montana property can accommodate most everyone. Earlier I alluded to our four legged friends of Winnie the Pooh. Remember in some remote areas of Montana there are bears and carrying a can of bear spray with you while fishing is never a bad idea. Better safe than sorry, right?
The other wonderful thing that Montana has to offer the angler is her natural beauty. Many of the areas that you spend time fishing in within the state of Montana offer scenery that probably can’t be beat anywhere in the world. Montana truly is an outdoors paradise, and add in the wonderful fishing opportunities and you’ve got something really special.