When you stay at Missoula River Lodge, fishing the Clark Fork River doesn’t require a drive, just a short walk to a waiting drift boat.
Even with an exceptional fishery so close, variety is the name of the game in the Missoula area. Our guests can easily experience the Bitterroot River, Clark Fork River, Blackfoot River, Missouri River, and Rock Creek. All have distinct personalities that reward the traveling angler in new ways.
Diversity within a river complex assures solitude and durability of the fishery. With hundreds of river miles to spread boats out in, many of our days of guiding we will not see another boat. Yes, even in today’s popular fly fishing culture there is water that is only lightly fished. Nothing compares to fishing in Montana on your own personal water. With so many different fly fishing cards to play, we cycle between great options. If the Blackfoot River is fishing slow, hit the Bitterroot. If the Bitterroot River is funky, head to Rock Creek. Or, maybe it’s a Missouri River trip during spring run off that makes the most sense. We have so much water to choose from, trips year after year can be completely different.
We handle all aspects of your fishing vacation. Our shuttle staff picks up guests at the airport for a short fifteen minute drive to the lodge. Upon check in we pride ourselves on freeing our guests to enjoy a relaxing vacation. If you are new to fly fishing we can supply all your fishing gear at no extra charge. Come to Missoula, we’ll take care of the rest.
An exciting fly fishing trip is what we strive to provide for our guests. It’s why we own a private boat ramp on the Clark Fork River and the most commercially limited float permit on Rock Creek. We understand being the only boat at private boat ramp, taking your time beats the “Morning River Rush”.
Please check out the individual River pages (Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Rock Creek, Clark Fork, Missouri) for more information on Missoula fly fishing.