Private Water

Private Montana Spring Creek

The Bozeman area offers a wide variety of private waters to fish.  If you seek an added challenge for the experienced angler, or just an excuse to explore Montana on your feet, our local Spring Creeks are a great compliment to our world famous rivers.  Local ranches also offer us private access to some exceptional still-water fisheries that can provide an opportunity to catch some of the largest trout in our area.  Both options provide for a special Montana experience with no crowds and limited access on some of Montana’s most beautiful settings.  Rod fees are per angler/ per day and are in addition to our Standard Trip price of $495/day - 1 or 2 anglers.  All rod fees are passed directly to landowner.

Paradise Valley Spring Creeks
Armstrong, Depuy’s, and Nelson Spring Creeks all rest in The Yellowstone River’s Paradise Valley.  Located just East of Bozeman, these creeks can see a multitude of hatches and sometimes provide for some of the best, “match the hatch” fishing our region has to offer.  A unique fishing experience, some guests find themselves coming back to Zach Neville Outfitters just to fish The Spring Creeks.  These waters are world famous and booking your days well in advance is strongly encouraged.

Paradise Valley Spring Creek Rates

$80-$120 per rod/ per day

Willow Creek
One of our favorites, Willow Creek is a small tail-water that begins its journey through a scenic canyon before spilling out into wide open hay meadows and eventually the Jefferson River.  This creek has beautiful Rainbow and Brown Trout that are eager to take your offerings.  A great place for all skill levels, everyone seems to enjoy Willow Creek and the wonderful experience it provides.  

Private Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs
We have an array of private stillwater options.  A fun way to mix up your trip, and a relaxing way to spend a day, this can also be a great option when river conditions are less favorable.  These waters also provide an opportunity to catch some of the biggest fish in our area.

*Rod Fees for private lakes and ponds vary, contact us for more details.