Come fish beautiful Swan Lake in our pontoon boat! We cater to fly-fisherman, spin casters and bait casters for trophy sized pike and lake trout, whether you are a novice angler that likes to watch a bobber or a hardcore fly fishing enthusiast. We’ll spend a full day (7 hours) of fishing on the lake and enjoy a hot grilled lunch on the boat. Though this 26 foot boat can accommodate 9 people, we will limit capacity to just 4 anglers to ensure a high quality experience.
This is a great opportunity to bust out your fly rod or spinner when the rivers are flooded and muddy but you still want to scratch that fishing itch after a long cold winter! The best time to go out and target pike on Swan Lake is from April 15-June 15 each year. During the spring season right after the ice breaks up Northern Pike come in droves to the shallows to feed on smaller bait fish and eventually lay eggs. The hunt for pike is a spot and stock sight-fishing game much like Bonefish and other flats species. We can spin cast or fly fish for the Rainbow trout and we typically jig or troll for the lake trout.
If bringing your own equipment we recommend a 8 weight fly rod with a sink tip and floating line as well as a wire leader. For spinner fisherman we recommend a 9 ft rod with 250 yards of braided line and a wire leader. Don’t have a pike rod? Not to worry, we have all the equipment necessary!
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 48 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.