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Montana Meadows Ranch Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

McLeod, Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States of America

3 Anglers Maximum

Basic Access: $125

Cutthroat Subscriber Access: $100

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Camping Available: $50

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step 4 Enjoy your private fly fishing experience


Only a short drive from Bozeman and Billings, Montana, this property features 0.5 miles of access to Blue Ribbon fly fishing water on The Boulder River.

The fishing is characterized by fast runs and deep pools in the clear, cool, aquarium-like water. Rainbow and brown trout and whitefish are all commonly caught on dry flies to hoppers, streamers, nymphs and more. Most fish average 12-18″ in length but significantly larger fish do exist in this part of the river below Natural Bridge Falls. The Boulder River also maintains solid hatches of baetis, caddis, stones, PMD’s and terrestrials in that order throughout the summer giving an angler opportunity to match the hatch with emergers and dries. Fishing on the Boulder River ranges from good to spectacular.

The property also has 3 ponds which in previous years had fish swim up the spring creek. While great for learning, these ponds are not stocked but are available to guests. When you need a break from fishing you can check out the bald eagles nesting on the property, the variety of bird and duck species (25+ documented species occupy the property and its ponds), and most importantly the migrating Sandhill Cranes!

Want to make a long weekend or week out of it? Camping is permitted here.

Please allow up to 2 business days for booking confirmations.

Due to livestock and other concerns, dogs and other pets are NOT permitted on this property.

Features and Amenities


Reviews (3)

4.9 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 4.7
Location 5.0
Cleanliness 5.0
  • John Morris
    September 21, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Beautiful property. Many good pools and riffles for catching fish. Dry dropper worked well. Great opportunity to fish the lower Boulder. Will book again when I’m back in Montana!

    Helpful Review 2
  • Patty Miller
    August 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful property with super friendly and helpful landowners.

    Helpful Review 5
  • Sam Pond
    August 4, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    My day on a beautiful stretch of the Boulder on Montana Meadows Ranch was excellent. Plenty of fish, beautiful setting and the bonus… I pretty had the whole stretch to myself.

    Adrienne and Rarewaters made the process so easy with plenty of help on directions. He even checked in with the owner about flies and whether bear spray was needed.

    Can’t wait to get back!

    Helpful Review 4

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Value for Money

Anglers, choose how you want to experience RareWaters!

We work directly with our landowners to provide you with amazing fly fishing experiences. Choose the experience that’s right for you!


  • Skip the crowds at public fishing locations
  • Book any of our properties in exchange for a daily access fee
  • Pay as you go access fees starting at $125 per angler per day
  • Experience adventure, serenity and world-class fly fishing


  • Enjoy the perks of being a Cutthroat Subscriber
  • $25 off daily access fees for you and guests
  • Receive river flow and weather reports for every trip
  • $25 of your subscription is donated to Trout Unlimited


It’s simple. You just pay as you book. Anyone can book our locations! Property access starts at $125 per angler per day. Subscriptions aren’t required but Cutthroat subscribers enjoy perks like $25 off every booking and river reports for each trip. Spend more time on the water and let us worry about the rest!

Landowners have at least one mile of river, stream or creek running through their property. Each property is vetted by RareWaters staff to ensure a premium fly fishing experience.

Right now, we’re focused on the Rocky Mountains. But don’t worry, we plan to list properties in other states soon. Our goal is to provide you with new water access no matter where you’re traveling.

We offer subscriptions to all anglers. Subscriptions offer anglers discounted rod fees, priority booking and more. $25 of every subscription is donated to a fly fishing nonprofit like Trout Unlimited, Fishing the Good Fight, Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters.

After we receive your payment, RareWaters sends anglers a detailed property map including directions and GPS coordinates. We strongly encourage all anglers to save the GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for directions.