Land of the Giants, Missouri River

The Land of the Giants is a short section of the Missouri River between Hauser and Holter lakes in Montana. 
Hauser Dam, Beaver Creek
3 miles
Guide Reports
Windy, Snowing, Raining, and cold....but we prevailed the only boats on the water and it produced with Rookie Flyfisherman. Quoted from them: "Best freshwater fishing I've ever done!"
Wednesday, 11 May, 2016
Fish Caught:
4-8 fish
Fishing Trips
Land of the Giants is a section of the Missouri River that we access by motorized boat. We coined the phrase " land of the giants" 15 years ago. This section got its nickname for a ... morereason! The biggest and baddest fish in the Missouri live in this section. Many of our clients will fish multiple days here and stay in Helena for the duration of their trip.
  • Lunch, All Inculsive
Need a Captains License for this special water and great fishing! Only in Montana would you need a Captain's License to guide this water!
  • Flies and Tackle
  • Rods and Reels
  • Lunch
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Usually Coke, Diet Coke and Water)
  • Guide and Instruction
A full day trip on the "Land of the Giants" section of the Missouri River. This trip meets at the Gates of the Mountains marina 20 miles south of Helena Montana on upper Holter Lake. ... moreThe guide/USCG licensed captain will meet you at the marina on upper Holter Lake where you will launch a custom jet boat and motor roughly 15 minutes across the lake to the Missouri River. The Boat is a 16 foot G3 skiff powered by a 30hp Yamaha outboard jet. The skiff is equiped with oars, casting braces and seating, which allow it to function much like a drift boat. The fishing is float style fishing with the guide rowing down the river as anglers cast flies from the boat. The motor is used to navigate across the lake and to the various streches of the river for floating. The guide will provide all the flies and tackle that you need for the day. All you really need to bring is a Montana Fishing license, appropriate clothing and sunglasses for eye protection. Floats are typically around 7 hours of floating but can vary depending on the preference of the customer. All of the fishing is usually done from the boat, which makes wearing waders optional and not at all nessesary. At mid day you will take a break on the bank and enjoy lunch provided by your guide. At the Land of the Giants, we target numbers of large trout with nymphs, streamers and ocassionally dry flies. This river will typically will fish well from mid April through June and again from September through October. Trout typically range from 16-24 inches with fish over 24 inches possible. Fish in the 18-21 inch range are normal and the bigger fish of the day typically range from 22-25 inches. The river flows through a steep scenic canyon with beautiful cliffs above. Sightings of eagles, deer and mountain goats high on the cliffs are frequent. This is a truly amazing trip that frequently produces big numbers of large rainbow trout with an occasional brown trout.
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