For the angler looking for a shorter day our half day offers a taste of fishing from a drift boat - giving the angler on a time constraint the opportunity to fish the bigger Western Rivers. Half day floats are done under a stricter time and travel constraint, we will not travel more than 80 miles round trip and trips are limited to 4 hours on the water, no exceptions. Due to the time and travel constraints, half day float trips are more limited as to where your guide can float for the day. Trips can be taken at any time during the day, so if you'd like to get on the water for an evening hatch, your guide will be more than happy to start the day later with you and fish into the evening. Food is not offered on half day trips so we encourage clients to bring along their own snacks on half day trips.
Half Day Float Trip River Options
Half day float trips available on the Lower Madison and Yellowstone Rivers only.
What to Expect
Generally our half 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 4 hours. Transportation to and from the river can range between 25 minutes and 40 minutes depending on the river, with the average drive time being around half an hour. A half day float is usually around 3.5-4 hours on the water, making the total time for the day around 5 hours. The boats used are hard side drift boats with comfy seats or leg locks so you can stand and cast. 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 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: $435
Three Anglers Possible if One Angler is Under the age of 12: $585
Half Day Float Trips Includes:
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. Generally trips are about 3.5 to 4 hours of fishing time. AM or PM trips are available depending on conditions. 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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