Let’s allow our trail savvy horses and mules do the heavy lifting to get us to some often overlooked spots in the Swan Valley. They’ll enjoy a nice rest while you cast. This is a great option for folks who love trail riding and fishing but are operating on a tighter vacation budget or timeline. A fish and ride day trip offers the best of both worlds!
Fish & Ride Day Trip Combination
Swan Mountain Outfitters offers several daily destinations for our fishing/trail ride excursions. These include Scout, Shay, Bond and Pony Lakes and the surround creek/stream tributaries.
The day begins by meeting your guide and your trusty steed. We’ll gather up our gear and hit the trail to ride to our fishing destination. Once you arrive, you have your choice to fish the shore, tributary streams or darn a pair of waders and venture out into the mountain lake in a float tube that we will pack in with a mule. We’ll pack a hearty lunch and refreshments to fuel you through a full day of both fishing and riding.
This excursion also includes fishing lessons and fish cleaning/packaging by your guide, if desired. All you have to do is relax fish and enjoy an epic Montana day in the pristine solitude of the Swan Valley!
Current Trip Rates
Group Discount Rates: 10% discount available for groups of 6+
3% Administrative Fee: All multi-day trip rates will have an additional 3% administrative fee added per reservation. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (406) 387-4405.
Additional Fees and Discounts: One-on-one guide: $150 per day extra. Repeat Customer Discount: 10% off. For all trips, a 25% deposit is required upon booking, and is non-refundable. The remaining trip cost is due upon arrival. Credit Cards accepted for deposits with no fee, final payments can be made with a check or cash or a credit card plus a 3% convenience fee.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: For all overnight trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a trip. For daily trips we request full payment at the time of reserving, all amounts paid are non refundable within 24 hours of the activity. Above prices do not include tags/licenses that are paid directly to the state of Montana. There are no refunds due to weather or fires or unforeseen changes in your travel schedule. We highly recommend the purchase of trip insurance! All fishing services are offered under Montana License #34041, Patrick M. Tabor 26356 Soup Creek Road, Swan Lake, MT 59911 (406)-387-4405
License Cost & Application Deadline
Non-resident fishing licenses require a $10 Conservation license as a prerequisite. 2-day license are available for $25, 10-day for $56 or full season for $86. When fishing for bull trout each angler must have in possession a valid Bull Trout Catch Card for the specific water he/she is fishing. Catch Cards are free of charge, but must be acquired by application. You can purchase a license online at fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/nonresidents.