Fly-Fishing Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front


Flowing through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front and fed by snowmelt from the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Mark Young Outfitters is fortunate to have one of the most pristine stretches of the Sun River. With cool waters, it’s ideal habitat for rainbow and brown trout. Fondly called “The Sun” by locals, it runs through 10 miles of our family-operated ranch. From April through September, we offer guided fly-fishing trips with our talented guides. From beginner to experienced fishermen and women, out guides are well-versed and ready to show you the best fishing the Sun River has to offer.


If you prefer to fish on your own, we provide do-it-yourself access on our private ranch lands. Fly-fishing is also available to our guests on smaller streams and creeks, including Elk Creek. With our on-property lodging, we make it easy to fish, stay and play in Augusta.

Fishing Rates

Guided Daily Rate

Based on water and fishing conditions, our experienced guides will help you to succeed in finding the best stretches of water and flies to use for a full day (eight hours) of rafting or wading on the Sun River near Augusta, Montana. To ensure a prime fishing experience, we only take two clients on the river per trip. Larger parties are encouraged to do the DIY fishing options.

$650/full-day (1-2 clients)

The following is included for our guided full-day fishing trips: rods, reels, tackle and sack lunch.

$450/half-day (1-2 clients)

The following is included for our half-day (four hours) guided fly-fishing trips: rods, reels and tackle.



DIY Fishing 

On our do-it-yourself fishing trips, we provide you with access to the Sun River or other streams and creeks that flow through our ranch. Prices for additional fishermen are subject to party size.

$200/day per person (for first individual)

$125/day per person for each additional fisherman

Age 10 & under: free


*Please note we do not currently provide waders and boots to our fishing guests. Rentals are available at Cross Currents located in Helena (406-449-2292) and Craig (406-235-3433).


*Gratuity is not included in the listed price.


Note: Thank you to the JJJ Wilderness Ranch for being our fishing-endorsed outfitter. To book a Montana dude ranch vacation or pack trip or Bob Marshall Wilderness horse pack trip, visit their website. Outfitter number: 3165.

Fishing Info: Deposit, Licensing and Gear List


A  50% deposit is required for each angler to secure your fishing dates with us. We accept cash, check, Visa or Venmo. Please make checks out to Mark Young Outfitters LLC. The remaining balance due upon arrival. After we receive your deposit, you will need to purchase your Montana fishing license.



A valid Montana fishing license is required PRIOR to arriving for your day on the river. To fish in Montana, most anglers need two licenses: a conservation license and a fishing license. A conservation license is needed before you can buy any fishing or hunting license that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) issues. A Montana fishing license is valid from March 1 through the end of February of the following year. For more information visit or Montana FWP at (406) 444-2950.


Licenses can be purchased online OR at Augusta’s local grocery store (Allen’s Manix) upon your arrival.


Ready to hit the river? Here’s your gear list. 

  • Baseball cap or sun hat 
  • Sunglasses (we recommend polarized glasses, as they make it easier to see the fish)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Wading shoes (or a hard-soled shoe you don’t mind getting wet.) In July/August, a Chaco type of sandal works well. 
  • Rain gear (especially for spring trips)
  • Layers of clothing (lightweight-long sleeve shirt, fleece layer, outer wind breaker, etc. )
  • Hiking type pants or waders 
  • Gloves (spring trips)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Montana fishing license (we recommend keeping a digital copy on your phone)
  • Lunch, water and drinks (note: lunch is provided by Mark Young Outfitters for full-day guided fishing trips)
  • Bear spray