Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan Book Review

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Book Review: Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan

The mountains of SW Montana are remote, rugged, and rewarding. For anyone who ventures into them, they’ll find endless forests, towering summits, vast alpine terrain, abundant wildlife, and stunning mountain lakes. Adventuring into these wild mountains is well worth it. If you’re journey takes you by one of the countless mountain lakes nestled into the various mountain ranges of SW MT, you’ll probably want to bring your fly rod along because the fishing in SW Montana is fantastic.

Flyfisher's Guide To Southwest Montana's Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan
Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan

Everyone knows that the rivers of SW Montana deliver world-class fly fishing, but the mountain lakes of SW Montana provide a different experience that all mountain enthusiasts will enjoy. If this sounds intriguing to you, pick up a copy of Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan.

Bergan’s fly fishing guidebook is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to try and catch cutthroat trout, arctic grayling, golden trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, or brown trout in the mountain lakes in SW Montana. The guidebook allows you to tap into Bergan’s local knowledge and set yourself up for a successful fly fishing trip.

The Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan gives readers the tips and info they need to enjoy a day of fly fishing in over 250 mountain lakes in the following ranges:

  • Absaroka Range
  • Bridger Range
  • Gallatin Range
  • Madison Range
  • Tobacco Roots
  • Gravelly-Greenhorn Mountains
  • Pioneer Mountains
  • Beaverhead Mountains
  • And more!
Sample Pages From Flyfisher's Guide To Southwest Montana's Mountain Lakes
Sample Pages From Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes

Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan is your one stop resource for everything you need to know about fishing the mountain lakes of SW Montana. For every fishable mountain lake in the region, Bergan supplies GPS coordinates, elevation gains, mileage, size of lake, a full description, directions, map, and more. Plus, the book walks you through the any rules and regulations, history, stocked vs self sustaining lakes, gear, bugs, fly recommendations, species of fish, stocking schedules, outfitters, and more.

While the book is geared toward fly fishing, it’s also a handy resource for day hikers, backpackers, photographers, and mountain enthusiasts. Use this book to find out where to catch monster trout or use it as a tick list for your mountain adventures. Either way, this book is definitely something you’ll refer to time and time again.

We give this guidebook to giant thumbs up!

If you’re fly fishing in SW Montana, stop by joshuabergan.blogspot.com to learn more about Joshua Bergan and to follow his fishing adventures.

Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan as a thank you for supplying a photo that was used in the book. Super excited to have our hands on this guidebook. If you happen to use the links in this post to buy the book, it won’t cost you anything and will help to support MountainJourney.com.


Buy Flyfisher’s Guide To Southwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Joshua Bergan on Amazon.com:

FYI: Buy the Amazon Digital Book so that you can use it on your phone without lugging the hardcopy into the backcountry!


Here are a couple of photos of some of our favorite mountain lakes in SW Montana:

Cedar Lake Montana
Cedar Lake in the Madison Range
Spanish Lakes and Beehive lake
Spanish Lakes and Beehive Lake in the Madison Range
Golden Trout Lakes Trail
Golden Trout Lake in Gallatin Range

Explore our trip reports to see more photos of mountain lakes, mountains, and more. Hope you catch some really big fish!