The Blackfoot River

Sometimes referred to as the “Big Blackfoot River”, and famously known for its depiction in “A River Runs Through It”, the Blackfoot is a gem of Western Montana. The Blackfoot is located on the west side of the Continental Divide, which gives it different characteristics than rivers east of the divide. It originates 10 miles northeast of Lincoln, Montana and flows for 75 miles through rugged Ponderosa and Pine forests until it meets with the Clark Fork River near Missoula.

The gin clear water and deep holes are home to a variety of trout, including browns, rainbows, cutthroat, and bull trout. A day on the Blackfoot will provide you with glorious scenery and ample fishing opportunities. Big, aggressive fish love to chase large streamers, and a healthy forest provides huge hatches of salmonflies, golden stones, caddis and spruce moths.

Take advantage of this opportunity! Outfitter Craig Jones spent his childhood fishing the Blackfoot, which provides anglers a stellar opportunity to get on world class fish. If you are flying into or out of Missoula, we can schedule a day on the Blackfoot that works with your flight schedules.

Comments are closed