Our most popular trips since we started rowing boats down rivers in 1978, full day float trips are the best way for anglers to fish many of Montana's big Western Rivers. In addition to a fantastic way to scout for fish and soak in the scenic beauty that Montana has to offer, full day float trips are a great way for novice anglers to learn casting, mending, reading water, and landing fish in moving water. Float trips give your guides the ability to cover larger stretches of water in case the fishing isn't productive in one area. Truly a great way to experience Montana, our full day trips are available on the finest and most productive rivers in the state.
Full Day Float Trip River Options
Full day float trips are available on the Upper & Lower Madison, Yellowstone, Gallatin, Boulder, Upper Missouri and Jefferson Rivers.
Float trips on the Big Hole, Bighorn, Stillwater and Missouri are available as well - see information on fees and rates above.
What to Expect
Generally our full day floats begin around 7:30 am dependent on conditions. Later in the summer, early trip times can be more productive. During the colder months, we try to get on the water during the most productive times of day. Transportation to and from the river can range between 25 minutes and 2 hours depending on the river, with the average drive time being around half an hour. A full day float or wade has an average of a 6-8 hour duration. The boats used are hard side drift boats with comfy seats that are nice to fish from or leg locks for those who prefer to fish while standing. These boats are designed to make your day on the water as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Reservation and Cancellation Policy
Payment: Guided trips can be paid for with cash or card (AMEX included). A trip deposit of $100 per boat can be left in shop or over the phone to hold your reservation at the time of booking. Private water rod fees, licensing, guide gratuity, and fly shop purchases will be added to your final invoice.
Cancellation Policy: Montana Troutfitters is not responsible for inclement weather, airline issues, water conditions, or car rentals. Guide trips can be cancelled 30 or more days prior to your trip for a full refund of your deposit. Within 30 days, your deposit is nonrefundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours or your scheduled trip or no shows will be charged the full the price of the trip. No Exceptions.
Weather Issues: Here at Troutfitters we fish rain, snow, or shine. Pack accordingly. Rain coats, sun screen, and an extra warm layer are strongly encouraged.
One or Two Anglers: $535
Three Anglers Possible if one is under the age of 12: $685
Bighorn, Big Hole, Stillwater and Missouri River trips available for an additional $45 to cover travel costs.
Full Day Float Trips Include:
Transportation to and from Montana Troutfitters and your fishing destination, rentals, lunch and beverages, flies and terminal tackle, full day of guided services for one or two anglers. It does not include a valid Montana fishing license or gratuity for your guide. Licenses can be purchased online ahead of time or here at the shop on the morning of your trip.
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