Glacier National Park Fishing, Fly Fishing

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Fishing in the Glacier area can be rewarding, with plenty of very willing species, including mountain whitefish, Westslope Cutthroat, arctic grayling, sucker, pike minnow and bull trout. Find a guide to show you the best fishing spots. Read More

Providers These companies can get you there

Lakestream Flyfishing Shop

Our outfitters are permitted to guide on Montana’s premier waters. We can help you explore the 3 forks of the Flathead and the Main Stem.

Blackfeet Outfitters - trophy fishing

Offering access to trophy fish and blue-ribbon waters east of Glacier Park in the Badger-Two Medicine area. Get out on trophy lakes, or beautiful streams & rivers.

Linehan Outfitting Company

Some of the best fly fishing in Montana. Guided fishing trips and cozy, well appointed Yaak Log Cabins and our Kootenai River Lodge.

Montana River Anglers Llc

From big game and bird hunting to fly fishing on some of Montana's finest trout streams….the guides at Mt. River Anglers will make your trip memorable.

Morning Star Outfitters

The Premier Outfitter for Blackfeet Country - let outfitter Joe Kipp guide you through the renowned Blackfeet lands.

Northern Rockies Outfitter - guided fishing trips

Dedicated to providing quality northwest Montana guided fly fishing trips on many of the Glacier area's most famous waters. We enjoy experts to novices, adults to kids.

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South Fork

You’ll find all the game fish you could want on the South Fork of the Flathead River. Although access can be difficult, you can become the adventurer and reach the river by horseback or on foot.

Middle Fork

Fly-fishing along the Middle Fork of the Flathead proves to be quite profitable. One attractive feature is that it is uncrowded.

Flathead Lake

The largest body of natural fresh water that lies west of the Continental Divide, this lake provides some excellent fishing opportunities. Trout are abundant in this 120,320-acre lake.

Whitefish Lake

Just outside of Whitefish, Montana you’ll find this lake great for fly-fishing, with healthy populations of mountain whitefish and lake trout.

Glacier Park

After stopping at a Ranger Station or a Visitor Center to get some tips as to where the fish are biting best, you can embark on a wonderful fishing experience within the park from third Saturday in May through 30 November. Glacier Park fishing is best in the backcountry lakes. Try some of these fishing hot spots:

  • Avalanche Lake - along the Going-To-The-Sun Road
  • Bullhead Lake - hike 3.4 miles up Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
  • Fishercap Lake - hike .8 miles along Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
  • Hidden Lake - 3 mile hike from Logan Pass
  • Lake Josephine - an easy 1 mile hike from Swiftcurrent Lake
  • Logging Lake - follow the Inside North Fork Road from Fish Creek Campground for 20 miles (a long haul, but worth it)
  • Red Rock Lake - 2 mile hike along Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
  • Snyder Lake - 4.5 mile trail through Glacier's backcountry
  • Trout Lake - 3.7 mile trail from the shores of Lake McDonald

Hungry Horse Reservoir

Rainbow and hybrid cutthroat enter the Hungry Horse Reservoir from high mountain lakes that drain into the reservoir, and you’ll find plenty.

Kootenai River

A tributary to the Columbia River, Kootenai is a river that is more adaptable to float fishing. Always check the status of the water flows released from Libby Dam before starting out.

Lake Koocanusa

Lake Koocanusa was formed by the Libby Dam and extends from Montana to Canada. Besides great fishing, it is also a great scenic destination.

Swan River

When wade fishing, ensure you take care not to lose some flies in the overhanging brush. But as you catch the large rainbow and Kokanee salmon, you’ll know the effort was worth it.

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