Access more remote waters by riding into the backcountry! Our mules will pack in the gear, staff will take care of the cooking and camp details, and guides will show you the most scenic fishing spots. All you have to do is enjoy the ride and casting in the peaceful wilderness.
Our Backcountry Camp
We operate our guided fishing pack trips in the Bob Marshall out of our wilderness upper camp, it’s about 14 miles ride from the nearest road. This camp sits on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness and features wall tents with wood stoves. The strategic location of our camp allows us to venture out in a different direction each day to enjoy Montana fishing at its best.
After a full day of fishing, guests return to the same location each evening. The advantages of this type of non-roving base camp include: hot meals waiting for you, dry and warm accommodations and a good night’s sleep after a full day of activity. The fact that we don’t have to break down camp each day and move allows our guests to spend more time vacationing during their Montana fishing pack trip and less time packing and unpack their duffel.
Logistically, a multi-day fishing trip is based on our regular pack trip itinerary. Be sure to read more about what to expect on the ride, and in camp, in our pack trips section of this site. The difference here is that we’ll be sure to pack in all our fishing gear and really focus on finding fish!
Fishing “The Bob”
The fishing in Montana is world renowned and no area showcases the features that make Montana fishing simply the best, better than the Bob. The size and quantity of the Westslope Cutthroat Trout are truly second to none.
It takes a full day of riding to get to our upper camp and to get back. So, in a typical 5-day fishing pack trip in the Bob Marshall, anglers can expect to get in 3 full days of fishing.
We also have the flexibility to customize our Montana guided fishing trips by allowing guests to stay for longer periods, do drop camp trips into the Palisades or Little Salmon drainage or combine one of our Swan River fishing float trips with their back-country fishing pack trip to get the best full fishing experience. So, be sure to check out the rates, dates, availability, and ask about customizing too.
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.