Our guides enjoy teaching fly fishing with passion and patience, so all levels of fishing experience are welcome.
Crane Mountain Guide Service offers full or half day floats, along with walk/wade and secluded mountain lake trips.
From convenient world class fishing to a “wild” Montana experience, Crane Mountain Guide Service is honored to have access and permission from both the Montana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service to operate in the last best place.
THE SWAN RIVER
From Salmon Prairie to Swan Lake, the Swan River challenges anglers to catch its trophy Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout that lie in seclusion under woody cover. Massive Bull Trout abide here too in numbers that are plainly visible. Besides excellent fishing, the Swan River offers a solitude like none other. While the hordes flock to the Missouri River, Clark Fork River, Bitterroot River and Blackfoot River, The Swan remains an escape for the crowd weary angler.
The water below the confluence of the South Fork and Middle Fork at Columbia Falls and Kalispell offers the best fly fishing opportunities. Spawning migrations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout from Flathead Lake make the Flathead River one of the best float/fish destinations in the country.
Crane Mountain Guide Service boasts several secluded, pristine lakes for spectacular fishing. Whether you are looking to catch Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Large Mouth & Small Mouth Bass or any of the trout species, we have a lake for you. These lakes offer fine fishing and are excellent for beginning anglers eager to catch their first fish on a fly rod.
Good Times & Great Catches
Even though we are novice fly fishers, with the expert guiding by our captains, each boat caught about 12 nice size trout of various types.- Matt R
CMGS is outfitted by
Montana License #8382