Land of the Giants with Hooked Outfitting

/ Boat
1 - 2 anglers
7 hours
Garrett B
A full day trip on the "Land of the Giants" section of the Missouri River. This trip meets at the Gates of the Mountains marina 20 miles south of Helena Montana on upper Holter Lake. The guide/USCG licensed captain will meet you at the marina on upper Holter Lake where you will launch a custom jet boat and motor roughly 15 minutes across the lake to the Missouri River. The Boat is a 16 foot G3 skiff powered by a 30hp Yamaha outboard jet. The skiff is equiped with oars, casting braces and seating, which allow it to function much like a drift boat. The fishing is float style fishing with the guide rowing down the river as anglers cast flies from the boat. The motor is used to navigate across the lake and to the various streches of the river for floating. The guide will provide all the flies and tackle that you need for the day. All you really need to bring is a Montana Fishing license, appropriate clothing and sunglasses for eye protection. Floats are typically around 7 hours of floating but can vary depending on the preference of the customer. All of the fishing is usually done from the boat, which makes wearing waders optional and not at all nessesary. At mid day you will take a break on the bank and enjoy lunch provided by your guide. At the Land of the Giants, we target numbers of large trout with nymphs, streamers and ocassionally dry flies. This river will typically will fish well from mid April through June and again from September through October. Trout typically range from 16-24 inches with fish over 24 inches possible. Fish in the 18-21 inch range are normal and the bigger fish of the day typically range from 22-25 inches. The river flows through a steep scenic canyon with beautiful cliffs above. Sightings of eagles, deer and mountain goats high on the cliffs are frequent.  This is a truly amazing trip that frequently produces big numbers of large rainbow trout with an occasional brown trout.
  • Flies and Tackle
  • Rods and Reels
  • Lunch
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Usually Coke, Diet Coke and Water)
  • Guide and Instruction
What is Included:
Drinks & Snacks
Rod & Reel
1 - 2
Daily7 hours
Fishing Waters
Nestled at the convergence point of five valleys, Missoula is a picturesque as it is interesting. Surrounded by towering mountains, three rivers come together here; the Clark Fork, ... moreBlackfoot and Bitterroot. Each river is overflowing with rainbow, brown, cutthroat and bull trout, and the variety of opportunities to fish here are nearly infinite. For those inclined to venture out, it’s even possible to drop an impromptu line from a bridge in the middle of town and expect success with a catch. Other year round outdoor sports include white water river rafting, hiking and competitive marathon running.

What’s most unique about Missoula is that it’s not only beautiful but it appeals to sportsmen and artists alike. In fact, Missoula is a premier choice for fly fishermen with diverse interests such as the visual arts, live theater, cinema, local brewpubs and an active nightlife. Much of this activity is attributed to the presence of the University of Montana, frequently ranked as the most beautiful campus in the US, as well as being recognized for its academic excellence. The city is now host to the Montana Book Festival, the International Wildlife Film Festival and the Montana Museum of Art and Culture.

Whether you are a fly-fisher with a yen for culture or you are a fisherman traveling with people who don’t fish, this is a wise choice for striking a balance between great angling and satisfying entertainment.
Hooked Outfitting is a Montana fly fishing outfitter based on the Madison River in Ennis, Montana. We offer fly fishing float trips and all inclusive customized lodging and dining ... morepackages. Our waters include: the Madison River, Missouri River, Yellowstone River, Gallatin River, Jefferson River, Ruby River, Ennis Lake and many more. We pride ourselves on enthusiasm, professionalism, a good work ethic and doing everything that we can to put anglers of all levels in a position to succeed.
Cancellation Policy
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 1 days, 6 hours before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 hours before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Payment directly with Land of the Giants with Hooked Outfitting.
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Tom & Sam's Excellent LOTG Adventure!
June 16 & 17, 201- Everyone should know Garrett Blackburn is an excellent river guide and his expertise is only exceeded by his passion & enthusiasm! Although the weather was a little challenging, Garrett kept us distracted by putting us on fish all day long for two days. He took amazing care of us and worked well with Sam on his first Montana trip developing good fly fishing skills. And so we kept ... more Garrett very busy releasing rainbows off our lines and piloting the jet boat up and down the Missouri. We caught so many fish and enjoyed Garret's company so much, we book next year's adventure before we left the river on the second day. Sam & I highly recommend Garrett Blackburn for your guide on any of the rivers he works out of Ennis. Fishing with Garrett, you are almost assured of a very successful day on the water. All our best to you Garrett and we will see you next season.
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