Great Fishing in the Falls

The fly is the limit when fishing in The Last Best Place

Montana is one of the best places for fishing in the world. Yeah, you read that right: the world. Trout, bass, and whitefish are only a few of the 85 species native to our great state. When you throw in beautiful scenery, crystal clear water and non-crowded fishing spots, you’ve got yourself an angler’s dream.

You’ll find a number of great fishing spots around and in Great Falls, in addition to an even larger number of lakes and rivers within driving distance. The Missouri River runs through our city, so getting a fishing trip in before work isn’t just a dream, it can be a reality. A mere 45 minute drive will bring you to the Smith River, which locals claim is some of the best trout fishing in the state.

Visit Montana shares six must-visit spots for the best fishing in Montana, and Great Falls is central to all of them:

  • Central Montana – Missouri River (in town) and Smith River (45 minute drive)
  • Southwest Montana – Big Hole River (3 hour drive)
  • Yellowstone Country – Gallatin River (3 hour drive)
  • Missouri River Country – Fort Peck Reservoir (4 hour drive)
  • Southeast Montana – Bighorn River(4 hour drive)
  • Glacier Country – Clark Fork River (6 hour drive)

Unleash your angler spirit in Great Falls!

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