The Bitterroot River runs for about 84 miles and near and in Hamilton, the beauty of the surroundings makes the river seem like the place for total relaxation. All types of trout: Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Westslope Cutthroat. Hamilton is a great town to bed down in, right in the middle of the action, with restaurants such as the Spice of Life. See the Fishaus Fly Fishing for fishing details.
Equipment: Artificial lures only and catch and release on Cutthroat. Fly fishing is very big as is float fishing.
Address: 702 North First Street, Hamilton, MT
Directions: Downtown Hamilton on Hwy 93 (First Street).
Phone: 406 363-6158
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking
Lake Como is THE place to go on a hot summer day. Well the river is nice too but Lake Como is the place to go to kayak, canoe, sail, jetski, swim, fish, hike, camp, and sunbathe.
Equipment: One thing you do need is a day pass which you have to buy in Hamilton before you leave town. Cost $2.
Address: highway 93 south of Hamilton about 7 miles
Directions: Lake Como road west off of hw 93, 2 miles back to the lake.
- Sailing and Boating
- Family Travel
I am not a fisherwoman, do not even like fish really. But working at the restaurant for so long, I know most of the fishing guides around here and have met people from all over the United States who come here every year to fish.
Equipment: Most people have to bring nothing because they hire a guide, advisable because even though our river looks tame it is very dangerous if you do not know it.
Address: All rivers western Montana, we like the Bitterroot