Wilderness Fishing Adventures

Time stands still and you get a chance to experience the American Rocky Mountain west in its original state.

If you’re looking for an out of the ordinary vacation, you’ve found it! Our renowned Montana wilderness pack and float expedition takes you into some of the wildest country on earth! Between Glacier National Park and the immense Bob Marshall Wilderness (one person per every thousand acres), this unspoiled land hasn’t changed since Lewis and Clark passed through south of here two centuries ago.

This is where the adventure begins! After a quick gear check and a continental breakfast, you will be shuttled to our corral to begin your sojourn deep into the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Travel on horseback into the wilderness, then trade your horse for a seat in the raft as you float back out. After each day’s horseback ride, you will have opportunities to wade nearby tributaries for wild trout.

We feature comfortable tents and cots with sleeping pads. Some have said our wilderness expedition is luxury camping at its finest! Your camp cook will prepare Dutch oven breakfast scrambles with fresh fruit, along with lunches you’ll eat by the river. Smoked Salmon appetizers, BBQ ribs, and choice steaks are a few examples of the delicious dishes our wilderness cook will prepare on an open fire. Huckleberry cobbler prepared in the Dutch oven will send you toward sweet dreams!

The wade fishing opportunities on our wilderness expedition are very special, as they are not easily accessed. The same is true for the float part of this trip. Spotted Bear Ranch is one of only a few permitted outfitters on the South Fork. Very few people get the opportunity to float and experience this gorgeous area, and the fish you will see have had very little angling pressure. There are no roads in the one million acre wilderness known affectionately as “The Bob.”

Every component that makes up our wilderness pack and float is the reason we have been awarded Orvis’ coveted “Expedition of the Year Award” THREE times! Our knowledge and work ethic will be matched to your adventurous spirit. This will be the trip of your lifetime!

At trip’s end, you will join us back at the ranch for a legendary home style BBQ where you can share your tales around a campfire. Trips begin at the end of June and run through August. Guests return for this one year after year, and there is very limited availability.

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