40 years of guiding experience under our belts has given us a reputation as the most knowledgeable guides in Western Montana (Jared Forsythe, Outfitter #10749.) We track the river flows, follow the hatches, and understand how the wild and unpredictable weather affects our rivers and streams. We pride ourselves on being true Western Montana natives. Western Water’s offers full day and half day trips on the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and other Montana rivers where we employ drift boats or rafts outfitted to navigate these rivers. These rivers are noted for Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Bull trout, while neighboring forest banks provide views of deer, elk, beaver, osprey, eagles, kingfisher, geese, and the occasional moose. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman or a novice seeking a new way to spend time in the great outdoors, our guides will suit your needs. We provide leaders, tippets and a lunch that is homemade. Rental gear is available if you need a fly rod setup. Give us a call at 406.8222.8282 to chat about your travel/lodging details if you need help planning your stay!
Wondering when the season starts and ends? Our season starts in mid-March and lasts until the middle of November. The month of April is a great month to start the fishing season. We have early baetis hatches and the big guys the fish are licking their lips at: the skwala, gray drakes, March browns and blue wing olives. In the months of June and July the stone fly and caddis hatches provide favorable fishing conditions. The fall season is a great way to end the fishing season. The fall season provides October caddis and maghoneie hatches that provide plenty of opportunity to catch fish before winter, and a great way to end the season.
A Western Water’s Guide Favorite! If you want the chance to fish for the Clark Fork River trout in the Alberton Gorge and enjoy going through 15 rapids all on one river trip, give us a call. We are one of the few outfitters who have a commercial Alberton Gorge permit. Our 15 foot NRS raft outfitted with casting platforms, seats and lean bars provide the perfect comfort for fishing and rafting. A portion of the trip is spent casting streamers deep into the river behind large submerged boulders and into deep eddy lines. Dry fly action is plentiful with few fishermen on this stretch of river. If this trip interest you give us a call at 406.822.8282 or book online today!
Wanting to spend a whole week or two fishing or exploring the area? Superior is centrally located in the Clark Fork River Basin with many rivers and streams near by. There is plenty of water around to explore and fish and our knowledgeable staff can ensure a successful, fun and memorable local fishing adventure.The Black Foot and Bitterroot Rivers are only an hour drive east of Superior. Rock Creek, a blue ribbon stream is one and half hours drive east, only 30 minutes outside of historic Missoula and the St. Regis River and Fish Creek are both 15 minutes from our shop. Another blue ribbon fly fishing creek, Kelly Creek is one a half hour drive from Superior, as is the St. Joe River in Idaho. And don’t forget the Clark Fork River.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Western Waters offers guided fishing trips from boats and rafts geared for one or two fishermen . You will meet at various spots depending on the river fished, section and fishing access site. We discuss these matters with you and plan to your travel needs accordingly . You and your Western Waters fishing guide can decide upon the right section of the river to fish based on conditions, recent success and time constraints.Western Waters guides Jared and Steve will work hard to put you on quality wild trout and insure that your experience on the river is a positive one.
A homemade stream side lunch and soft drinks are included. Your guide will supply most of the basic flies and you may choose to purchase specialty flies unique to the Clark Fork River there at our shop. We encourage you to obtain a Montana Fishing license in advance of your days fishing but as a last resort we can help you obtain a license online on line. Waders are not really needed unless you want to get out of the boat and wade fish. You will find the guides wearing shorts and sandals in all but spring fishing.
There are more miles of Wild Trout rivers right here in Montana than any of the other lower 48 states by far. This provides a great set of options to make Your fishing trip a success . Bring a camera, jacket, hat and sun glasses. The boat has lots of storage so you are welcome to bring extra clothes and gear. Special accommodations can be made for dietary needs or setting up a raft for an extra passenger. Please let us know in advance of Your fishing day. We will see you on the river!
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1 Full Day 1 person: $385
1 Full Day 2 person: $425
2 Full Days 1 person: $700
2 Full Days 2 person: $800
1 Full Day on the Gorge 1 person: $400
1 Full Days on the Gorge 2 person: $450
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Pre-buy your fishing license: Click here!