Shoco Ranch

Montana Fishing

The best fishing in the terraced Southfork Creek begins in mid-June, when the Rocky Mountain snow melt subsides Southfork Creek and Sun River are great light rod, dry fly fisheries and their shaded pocket water remains a destination in early summer . Our love affair with the land, painstaking habitat improvement has enhanced the overhanging vegetation made up of tree branches and shrubs that provide cover for our burly Rainbow and wild Brown Trout. Shoco Ranch’s private waters are managed exclusively for catch and release, and we allow only fly fishing with barbless hooks on Southfork Creek. Rainbows, Browns, and Brookies we’ve got. Rocky Mountain wilderness and rivers fed by streams we boost on, all of this translates into a fisherman’s dream. Access is everything. Fishing Shoco Ranch’s four miles of private stream with Southfork  Creek running thru the middle guarantees you that access. When wading the Sun River is not an option we get to the tough spots on a float tube. Shoco Ranch is a dream come true for the Montana fly rodder and angler that thrives on small stream fishing. Meet me in Augusta, Montana at Shoco Ranch.

Terrestrials are the best choice in small creeks and rivers. Imitations of these land and plant born critters are an absolute must in nearly every fly box. The strike is usually an explosion, and there are places where a fist full of hoppers, ants and beetles are all you are going to need!

Fly selections- Caddis flies are probably the most important insect for your fishing box. Many anglers focus on the dry fly, and fish the nymph only just before their emergence into open air. Nymph’s versions are most effective in moderate to fast water. These remarkably durable flies sink quickly, and mimic caddis pupa and freshwater shrimp. Local fishermen have chosen what has proven the most tried and popular patterns for the creek and river fishing. If you like the idea of “Cast and Blast” during your vacation, give Shoco Ranch a call at 406-562-3553. Email us at castandblast@shocoranch.com.

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