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6 Rivers You Must Fish in Montana Before You Die [PICS]

They call it Big Sky Country but until you fish in Montana you’ll never know what it truly means. 

Every angler dreams about being able to fish in Montana, and the task of choosing a river can be daunting.

This list names six epic rivers you simply must check out if you want to fish in Montana.

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1. Bitterroot River

Running about 75 miles through the scenic Bitterroot Valley, the Bitterroot contains brown trout, mountain white fish, and cutthroat trout.

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2. Blackfoot River

Fed by melting snow and springs, the Blackfoot stretches across western Montana offering bull trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout.

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3. Gallatin River 

The Gallatin merges with the Jefferson and the Madison, in Three Forks, and this waterway features brown trout, mountain whitefish, and rainbow trout.

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4. Bighorn River

If you wanna fish in Montana you have to visit the Bighorn, it flows through the plains of the east and is full of smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and walleye.

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5. Yellowstone River

Containing sauger, northern pike, and channel catfish, the Yellowstone is the largest un-dammed river in America making it an essential stop if you wanna fish in Montana.

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6. Missouri River 

Forming from the convergence of the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson, the Missouri stretches across the northeastern region of the Treasure State offering northern pike, yellow perch, and black crappie.

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Now you know where to fish in Montana, so get out there and cast away your blues in Big Sky Country.

6 Rivers You Must Fish in Montana Before You Die [PICS]