If you are looking for a quick weekend escape this weekend, Montana should be your spot.  Once a year, Montana allows residents and nonresidents alike to fish for free on public lands in the state, which there are thousands of acres and stream miles of. Whether you want to chase high country mountain trout or try your hand on one of the larger, floatable rivers, it’s worth the trip.

The only licenses required would be if you are chasing Bull Trout and if you are, you should check out this article on how to do it right. If you haven’t had the chance to fish Montana and you’re within driving distance we highly recommend it!

Check out these articles about why you should fly fish Montana:

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