Welcome to Share Your Montana River Stories!

Some of Montana’s rivers are obscure, others are legendary. But all of Montana’s rivers support our economy and our outdoor way of life. Our rivers are here for us to use, and use responsibly.

We created this site for people to celebrate Montana’s rivers. Whether you work or play in Montana’s rivers, boat, fish or just splash around, please share your river stories and photos.

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Montana River Story

The Smith in May

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By Nina from Missoula -
This was my first trip on the Smith river in my life. I have lived in Missoula for 8 years and I can definitely say that this was one of my favorite trips I have ever taken! My Aunt and Uncle have been a few times, and when I had the opportunity to go I jumped on it! We went before run-off and got almost perfect weather. One day it did rain and rain and rain... but it's nothing that chocolate and wine couldn't fix! Fishing was good, my uncle had more luck then me! One of Montana's best trips for family and friends. Fishing is just one of the added perks to this gorgeous scenic float!

Bighorn Rainbow

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By Peter from Jackson, WY -
This past summer, in July I was privileged enough to engage upon my first float trip on Montana's beautiful Bighorn River. Upon the numerous brown, rainbow, and cuttbow trout caught this day, none of the fish fought as hard as this 16'' rainbow, my catch of the day. Lured in by a small shrimp nymph, my indicator disappeared into the water as I patiently set the hook. The 'bow put up a great fight, and I was fortunate not to lose him in the battle. Upon netting this beauty, I returned him to his home back in the river as quickly as possible, in proper catch and release form. Simply nothing compares to the beauty of the Bighorn, and the trout that occupy it. A special thanks goes out to Clark Smyth of Rock Creek Anglers for his accommodations, and fishing expertise.

Lower Clark Fork River Story

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By Nina from Missoula, MT
- Fishing in Missoula is always going to put a smile on your face. No matter where you go, if you are throwing the right fly, you are bound to get something. The lower Clark fork has some big fish! This was mine.

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