Montana Fly Fishing Information
A Montana fishing license can be purchased through The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks which has long been regarded as one of the best state run organizations in the country. Not only do they help maintain our fisheries, they do alot to promote fly fishing in Montana. One of the ways the FWP achieves this is by providing licenses at a relatively affordable fee for the non-resisdent and resident Montana angler.
Understanding the current Montana fishing regulations is an important part of being a responsible and conscious angler. Fly Fishing in Montana is one of the states largest outdoor recreation economies. We depend on it for the health of our tourism in Montana. Much of our success would not be possible without the efforts of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
The Montana Fishing Season typically runs from about April 1st through about November 1st. These are the prime months for fly fishing in Montana, although we really fish year-round. Spring is a wonderful time around here. As temperatures start to warm and the days grow longer, we start seeing our first significant mayfly and caddis hatches. The fish haven't seen much pressure for many months and are ready to eat something besides midges!
Trout Stalkers works closely with the best Madison River shuttle companies to provide our clients with a safe and reliable way to shuttle your rig down river. The cost of a shuttle service on the Madison River varies slightly depending on the locations of your put-in and take-out. However the going rate is about $30/shuttle. We encourage you to book your shuttles the night before you fish as the demand for a shuttle becomes much higher during the hours of 9 am and 12pm. To book a shuttle you can always contact Trout Stalkers or stop by the shop to fill out a shuttle form.