Big Sky Resort, located in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, is often called the resort with “America’s Biggest Skiing.” Although the resort is known for world-class skiing in the winter months; spring, summer and fall are beautiful seasons to plan a visit to Montana to enjoy the amenities and natural beauty of Big Sky Resort and the surrounding areas.
In the skiing off-season, outdoor enthusiasts and visitors to the area enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities including wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, river rafting, and fly fishing along one of the many area Blue Ribbon trout fishing streams.
In fact, Fly Fishing Hot Spots are abundant in Montana especially in the region surrounding Big Sky Resort. Visitors enjoy Blue Ribbon trout fishing on five legendary fly fishing streams within close proximity to the resort including the Gallatin River which flows through Big Sky before it funnels into Gallatin canyon heading toward nearby Bozeman. In addition to the Gallatin, fly fishermen are also drawn to the famed Madison, Big Hole, Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers all within a short drive to Big Sky Resort. Local fly fishing outfitters offer knowledge and recommendations and arrange tours for beginner to seasoned fly fishermen visiting the area.
Big Sky is a short drive from West Yellowstone and the nearby entrance to Yellowstone National Park. While in the area a day or two in Yellowstone National Park is a must! In the park visitors enjoy the many natural wonders including Old Faithful, dramatic vistas, Yellowstone Lake, geysers, and wildlife viewing for bison, elk, bears and wolves which are a few species you can encounter each day while exploring the park. During a visit to Yellowstone fly fishermen enjoy the peace and serenity of the surroundings as anglers from all over the world enjoy fishing the Yellowstone River and its tributaries for cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout.
In fact, the Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the lower 48 states making it a quality fishery and one in which fishermen enjoy truly native species as it is not stocked with hatchery born fish. When fishing in the park a special Yellowstone National Park Fishing License is required and familiarity with fishing restrictions is important before enjoying casting along the pristine waters within the park boundaries.
Fly fishing is an activity that is enjoyed by individuals of all ages and families alike. Plus, it is never too late to learn how to fly fish and experience fly fishing for the first time. There are a handful of knowledgeable and passionate fly fishing outfitters and guide services located near Big Sky Resort prepared to show aspiring anglers the ropes. Whether you are a seasoned angler with a goal is to land a trophy trout or you are a first timer with a desire to learn how to fly fish, a stay at Big Sky Resort can position you to enjoy fly fishing at its best this season. For more information or to plan a trip to Big Sky Resort please contact us today!