Montana Mountain Lion Adventures

Montana Mountain Lion Adventures/Scott Cargill Silver Star, MT Incorporated Licensed Insured

If you want to experience Montana river fishing at its finest look no further.  We are a second-generation outfitting operation with over 18 years of guiding experience.  Whether you’re looking to fly fish or lure fish we have the expertise to help you land your trophy.  All of our trips are aboard either a drift boat or a raft and come with a shore-side lunch.

Montana Mountain Lion Adventures is owned and operated by Scott and Jody Cargill. Over the last two decades Scott has honed his guiding skills. Most of the year Scott is guiding hunting trips, but during the summer Montana Mountain Lion Adventures offers fishing trips on the Missouri and Madison rivers. Or, for an experience with fewer people, head to Scott and Jody’s backyard to fish the Jefferson river. Secluded pond creek fishing trips are also available on private property.

Montana rivers are known for the beautiful scenery and healthy trout population. We do have rod and reels available to rent, or feel free to bring your own rod and tackle; and definitely bring your camera! We do provide flies and lures at the start of the day; however you will be charged for any lost tackle at the end of the trip. Whether you’re a novice or expert fly fisherman/woman we can help you build the Montana river fishing trip of a lifetime.

The trout in Montana is the biggest pull for anglers. Montana Mountain Lion Adventures fishes for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Whitefish. We specialize in fly fishing, but can also go spinning, drift fishing, or fishing with light tackle. We ask that anglers be at least 9 years old as these techniques may be difficult for younger anglers.

Montana Mountain Lion Adventures offers trips perfect for two passengers. Whether it’s a parent/child fishing trip, a couple, or a pair of buddies, let Scott, Jody, and the crew at Montana Mountain Lion Adventures customize the perfect Montana river fishing trip for you!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

5350 Montana Highway 41 North, Silver Star

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Trips start at $400

3 Trips

1-2 guests

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2017 16' Drift Boat

N/A HP engine(s)

  • Children Welcome
  • No Alcohol
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 2:00pm (7 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

One of the most underrated and overlooked rivers in Montana.  The "Jeff" produces some of the largest brown trout in the state of Montana.  This river has very minimal crowds, great scenery, abundant wildlife, and trophy fish.  It is finicky for the fly fisher resulting in individuals who seek out quality over quantity.  It can be carnage with lures!  Located only 12 miles from our lodge; we know this river like the back of our hand. 

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Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 2:00pm (7 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Take in all that the world renowned Madison river, boasting one of the highest fish counts/mile of any MT river, has to offer on a full day float fishing trip.  This river is a control flow river providing consistent flows.  Your guide will help you select flies that are matching the hatches to assist you in having the most successful day possible.  This trip includes lunch, drinks, and snacks.

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Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Enjoy this blue ribbon trout river at its finest, a front row seat on a world class river.   This trip is offered in conjunction with our sister company Iron Wheel Guest Ranch.  The Big Hole offers a superior fish count, predictable and productive hatches, and unsurpassed quality of fish varieties.  One of the only rivers that hosts the Arctic Grayling.   Join us for a trip you won't forget. 

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Fish Species

Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Rainbow Trout

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Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • VHF Radio

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Fishing Techniques

  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • No Alcohol
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • lunch
  • transportation to and from river from lodge

Minimum Age

  • 9 years old

Fishing Location

  • River
  • Stream

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