Hungry Horse Dam is responsible for the health, flow, and temperature of the Flathead River. Due to the cold temperatures of the snowmelt, the water of the Flathead River is cleaner and colder than other rivers in Montana. During the heat of summer water temps are still low and trout will still happily rise to eat your dry fly. Cold Water = Happy Trout! The Flathead River does not have 1000’s of fish per mile but that’s ok. Westslope Cutthroat Trout are native to the waters of the Flathead River. Being the opportunistic feeders they are, getting them to rise to a dry fly is no problem. While you may not see as many 20’’ Rainbow Trout as in other rivers in the state, the Flathead River does offer good size Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout.
Imagine your guided fishing trip on Flathead River with your son, daughter, family or friends. With breathtaking views of the Columbia Range to the west and Glacier National Park to the north. The colors of the deep holes and shallow riffles will have you wondering if it’s real or not? Colorful river rock for as far as you can see as you embark on the journey of a lifetime. You’ve never seen landscapes or river quite like this before and only in Montana can such things be truly treasured. No matter the time of year you may visit, this area of Montana is hailed as some of the most gorgeous lands in America and should be treasured to make remarkable memories and selfie-worthy photos to share with friends and family.