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    Default Re: Newbies looking for backcountry offroad Montana

    It isn't backcountry, but if you're stuck on May and Montana, I would suggest the Big Horn near Ft. Smith. There's still a chance of runoff blowing it out below the dam, but your chances are much better than anywhere else but lakes (and spring creeks, as Cindy said) that time of year.

    You would need to rent a driftboat and/or hire a guide, but you mentioned doing that anyway. Hire a guide for the first day or two, rent a boat for the rest of the time.
    MC

    "At least we don't have any stinky fish we gotta clean."

    Bob Nall

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    Default Re: Newbies looking for backcountry offroad Montana

    If you have float tubes or a boat (even a small one) try Hebgen Lake or Earthquake Lake.
    I fish there most days every summer, starting in May and leaving in September.
    No issues with snow melt, you can launch almost anywhere in the national forest around Hebgen, and you can get out of sight of everybody.
    Big trout that take nymphs all day and dries at midday.
    Just a thought.

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    Default Re: Newbies looking for backcountry offroad Montana

    Like others have mentioned. Depending on what kind of spring we have, the waters could be blown out. Keep researching online, plenty of information on the web.

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