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WHAT WE SUPPLY

~ Guided trips for 8 hours minimum – We wear no watches on the water! If the fish are biting you will have to drag us off the water before dark! We guarantee that we will work are hardest for you…

~ Homemade lunches! Please tell us if you prefer something special! We do a lot of elk barbecue burgers, brats and steak out on the water for our shore lunches. We can also cook a shore lunch on our walleye trips with the fish we caught fresh that morning.

~ Non-alcoholic beverages – Water – Pop

~ Transportation to and from the lake or river from your lodging.

~ Pick-Up from airport to your lodging

~ Rods, Reels, All Tackle, Flies, Leaders, Tippet, ETC.

~ Rain jackets, Life jackets, Sunscreen lotion and all safety equipment

~ Wading gear can be arranged for a small additional rental fee

~ Expert Guide Instruction

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING?

~ MONTANA FISHING LICENSE

NON-RESIDENT 

(Conservation License for $10.00)

(2-day license for $15.00)

(10 Day license for $43.50)

(Season Fishing License for $60.00)

(There is no one day license)

RESIDENT LICENSE

(12-14 yrs. old – conservation license only)

(Conservation License for $8)

(2-day license $5)

(Season Fishing License for $18)

(62+yrs old – (Conservation license only)

(There is no one day license)

~ Warm Clothes (Layers) Prepare for a chilly morning then warmer afternoon!

~ Cooler with ice for fish fillets

~ Hat

~ Polarized glasses is a must!

~ Carry-on bags are welcome

~ Great Attitude!

SHOULD I BRING MY OWN ROD?       

~ Absolutely! Everybody has their favorite rod! We will set it up for you the morning of the trip.

CAN I BRING BEER?

Yes, you can bring your own beer. Please be responsible! It will be regulated by the guide’s discretion. We prefer you to drink at the end of the trip!

FILLETING OF FISH

We will professionally vacuum seal and fillet your fish at the end of every trip.

WILL MY CELL PHONE WORK?

Cell phone coverage on the lakes and rivers is so spotty. Don’t count on it at all!

MOTELS WE USE

Helena based fishing – Holiday Inn (406) 443-2200  ~  Wingate (406) 449-3000

Townsend based fishing – Mustang Motel (406) 266-3491

Bozeman based fishing – Holiday Inn (406) 587-4561  ~  Lewis & Clark Motel (406) 586-3341

Fort peck lake – Rock creek marina (406) 485-2560  ~  Hell creek marina (406) 557-2345

Bighorn river – Rodeway Inn – Hardin, MT (406) 665-1870  ~  Bighorn River Lodge (406) 666-2368

Big Sky based – Lone Mountain Ranch (406) 995-4644

AIRLINES WE USE

Helena Regional Airport ~ (406) 442-2821

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport ~ (406) 388-8321

Billings Logan International Airport ~ (406) 657-8495

Great Falls International Airport ~ (406) 727-3404

FISH BAG LIMIT?

The number of fish that may be legally taken during one calendar day. We like for you to take home fish! As long as it abides to the Montana fishing regulations for that specific body of water. We will fillet your fish at the end of the day and vacuum seal it for your convenience. We have our own selective harvest rule on our boat for walleyes usually over 5 pounds. We like to let these females live and reproduce for our future of fishing. Reproduction mounts are available on all fish if you would like to practice catch and release. We will take the essential measurements and pictures of your fish for our in house taxidermist.

REPRODUCTION FISH MOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE

We have our own selective harvest rule on our boat for walleyes usually over 5 pounds. We like to let these females live and reproduce for our future of fishing. Reproduction mounts are available on all fish if you would like to practice catch and release. We will take the essential measurements and pictures of your fish for our taxidermist. All fish species of any size may be mounted with our reproduction mounts. Make the memory last forever! Reproduction fish mounts usually run from $18 to $20 dollars an inch.

WALLEYE HUNTER FISHING TACKLE FOR PURCHASE

Fishing tackle that we use for walleyes may be purchased at the end of the trip if you would like to take some new tackle back to your home waters or for a sovenier of the one that you caught your fish on!

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY

~ 50 % deposit is required to hold and book a trip.

~ Deposit will be refunded in whole if you give 30 days or more notice of intent to cancel. Within 30 days we reserve the right to make refund decisions on a case by case basis.

~ Trips cancelled by the guide alone, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance will result in a full refund if scheduling isn’t possible.

DO WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes, Walleye / Trout Hunter Outfitters accepts credit cards, check, or cash. ( we have to charge a 3% fee on credit card use )

WHAT IS THERE FOR NON-FISHING GUESTS?

A better question would be “what isn’t there for non-fishing guests?”. Non-fishing activities that can be arranged include horseback riding, white-water rafting, gates of the mountains boat tour, scenic hikes, photography, lewis & clark cavern tours, natural hot springs, zip-lining, gondola ski lift rides, art galleries, live-theatre, mountain biking, numerous downtown Bozeman and Helena events, local breweries, and many more. You will not get bored here!

“OUR GUIDES CANT READ YOUR MIND. UNLESS YOUR A TROUT!”
No matter when you visit or who you fish with, communicating with your guide is key to getting the experience you want.  This discussion starts when you book your trip and it continues on the river. If you’re a beginner, say so. If you only want to fish dries, speak up.  If you have plans for an early dinner, prefer solitude, would rather catch one big fish than lots of little ones … TELL your guide. You get my point. The best way to avoid disappointment on any trip is to set expectations up front. Our guides will do their best to exceed them.