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Address: Helena, MT
Activities: Fishing
Description: The Missouri River and the dams that form major lakes in the area provide...
The Missouri River and the dams that form major lakes in the area provide great fishing opportunities.
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touring, drift-boat fishing, and just relaxing

Did several segments of this mighty river. but for fishing, do a drift boat out of Craig off of I-15 halfway to Great Falls from Helena. Epic trout and flies will definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Did several segments of this mighty river. but for fishing, do a drift boat out of Craig off of I-15 halfway to Great Falls from Helena. Epic trout and flies will definitely deliver here. Lower on the river near Ft. Benton the ambling river turns more sedate on flatter land. But always beautiful.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Blue Ribbon section of river below Holter Dam may well be the very best fishing in America. Large rainbows in the 15" - 20" range dominate this tailwater. Pampered by the dam upstream, they gorge on plentiful hatches of aquatic insects and grow fat and sassy. You may think you mistakenly hooked a crazed rocket ship when these bad... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this is a big river. nice for any fishing, lots of areas to wade out, take a boat, ride a bike down it ,watch the bald eagles fish. Way cool!

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BELLEVUE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We drove up north about 20 miles from Helena and took the Gates of the Mountains boat ride Saturday afternoon. Our guide was a transplant from Louisiana who has immersed himself in the history and flora and fauna of this unique area. It was cool and fun on the boat, thanks to the personable skipper and the views of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I took my husband on the boat ride at Gates of the Mountains. The guide was great and we saw a lot of birds of prey - eagles, hawks and ospreys. We saw cave paintings and got out to take a walk. Everything was delightful. There was drinking water available for those who forgot theirs. I never get tired of... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Clear, clean water, lots of fish and fun! Put in your raft, kayak, boat, inner tube or anything that floats..... below Holter Dam and take out wherever you wish! Enjoy the sun, friendly people along the way! Wonderful memories!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the headwaters of the Missouri River and the Gate of the Mountain. We were able to spot river otters and enjoyed their antics.

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The river in Montana is really great. We enjoyed the river through our journey and also stopped at various places on the way to enjoy the flow and the sound of beautifully flowing quiet river. We also saw the dams and the beautiful river. The river, the mountains and beautifully grown trees are real wonderful for travelers and nature lovers.... More 

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Monroe, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The Missouri River in Montana is really breathtaking. Between the history of Lewis and Clark and the majesty of the Gates of the Mountains, The River has amazing caves and a flurry of wildlife on both sides. I saw a small black bear come down during my short visit. I will definitely be back to camp sometime soon.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This review is for fishing and floating on the blue-ribbon section of the Missouri downstream of Holter dam. This is a world class fishery for large and energetic rainbow and brown trout. The flow is controlled by three dams upstream so the top two miles are always crystal clear. If the Little Prickley Pear Creek and Dearborn river are in... More 

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Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena

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