FISHING REPORTS AND ADVENTURES


 

Keeping busy during detention

Keeping busy during detention

    Outside Thoughts I'm sure you are aware of our current crisis. Cities and businesses are closing down for the unforeseeable future, and guidelines for keeping distance from each other leaves the individual to wonder what to do on any given day. This Lockdown...

Staying Sane While Social Distancing

Staying Sane While Social Distancing

It is week two of social distancing here in Bozeman, MT and it seems like every day the same question comes up. What can we do today while still following the social distancing protocol? We have created a list of activities to help keep you sane while social distancing.

A letter from the owner.

3/24/20 Dear current, past, and future patrons, Wow- what a couple of weeks! We went from killing it/ best winter season ever to zero revenue in about a blink of an eye. Willing to bet your life has been upturned as well. The good news is that we are strong. As...

15 Things To Do In Big Sky This Winter

15 Things To Do In Big Sky This Winter

With unlimited access to outdoor recreation, Big Sky offers something for people of all ages to enjoy. We have created a list of the top 15 things to do around Big Sky in the winter.

Explore Pro: Lindsey

Explore Pro: Lindsey

Lindsey joined our team in the winter of 2019. She is an outdoor enthusiast and mule deer junky.

Vehicle Rental vs. Shuttles to Big Sky, MT

Vehicle Rental vs. Shuttles to Big Sky, MT

Vehicle Rental vs. Shuttles Renting a guaranteed 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle for your upcoming trip to Big Sky can seem like an expensive option to add to your vacation costs. However when comparing the price and connivence compared to a shuttle service...

Best Lunch Spots Near The Bozeman Airport

Best Lunch Spots Near The Bozeman Airport

Chances are you have just arrived at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and you’re going to want to know where to eat. The choices are endless and we have narrowed down the top places to eat near the airport!

Explore Pro: Ian

Explore Pro: Ian

Ian is our avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. If you cant find him check the river!

Winter Fly Fishing on the Madison

Winter Fly Fishing on the Madison

The Madison River, an anglers play ground. Given that average temperatures were in the low 20's with high winds for the last couple of weeks, what should two guys do on their day off? Fish!!!! Yes, Bryce and I watched the weather like hawks for days and finally a...

Reasons We Love Montana Summers

Reasons We Love Montana Summers

Seasons come and seasons go. Luckily for us, they come back. Summer in many parts of Montana feels like it can pass overnight. In 2019 it certainly felt that way. Spring and early summer were wet. Flowers and veggies bloomed late. Warm weather didn't start until...

Rental Spotting Scopes for Yellowstone National Park

Rental Spotting Scopes for Yellowstone National Park

Is a Spotting Scope Needed for Yellowstone For those of you that have not had the pleasure to enjoy one of America's greatest national parks, you need to start packing for your trip to Yellowstone National Park. There is a variety of geysers and thermal activity,...

Important Pieces for a DIY Montana Elk Hunt

Important Pieces for a DIY Montana Elk Hunt

What you need on your next Montana Elk Hunt Everyone has specific needs while hunting, so my pack and your pack may vary a little. Personally, comfortablility is key. If I don't have a place to stay warm and dry, I will not make it through the hunt....

Summer Fishing in Montana

Summer Fishing in Montana

Summer Time Fishing in Montana  Here in Montana summer time is fishing time. As spring runoff runs its course the rivers in Southwest Montana start to clear up and slow down. This means that the fishing heats up as rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout begin...

SmithFly Raft Rentals

SmithFly Raft Rentals

If you looking for the best way fish some skinny water by boat around Bozeman, The SmithFly Big Shoal Raft is your best option. During the past couple weeks Collin and I have had the chance to test this "mini raft" and have been seriously impressed with its...

Bozeman Raft Rentals

Bozeman Raft Rentals

RAFTS FOR RENT IN BOZEMAN, MONTANA Explore Rentals is your one-stop shop for raft rentals in Bozeman, Montana. From boats, to dry bags, water filters, and paco pads, we have everything you need to make your river trip a once in a lifetime adventure.  At Explore, we...

Smith River April 2019

Smith River April 2019

Life Between Walls April 19, 2019, we arrived at Camp Baker around 7:30am to a couple of small campfires and strangers drinking their morning coffee. After paying our floater's fees, selecting our campsites for the three nights, listening to our safety meeting, and...

Droppin Honkers

Droppin Honkers

On a last ditch effort to knock some geese out of the sky, we headed North towards Great Falls on a hot tip from the boss.

River Module

River Module

Would you like to have top of the line gear without the premium purchase price? Rent from Explore Rentals!

Dianne @ 10/23/2018

Kelsey (I think was her name) was wonderful. She was very helpful and courteous. We were very comfortable in our suburban and relieved to have it when the snows came.

The September Slump

The September Slump

It has been one hard month of hunting the elusive wapiti in the mountains of Southwest Montana.

September is Here

September is Here

We now have premium Vortex binoculars and spotting scopes for rent!

Sluice Box State Park

Sluice Box State Park

I have heard great things about this place, so I had to make my way up there.

First Time Drifter

First Time Drifter

We took out Explore’s NRS Freestone Drifter and it was perfect for what we needed.

Explore Pro: Bryce

Explore Pro: Bryce

Bryce is our resident trout and elk junky. When not working, good luck finding him

Ground Transportation Options

Ground Transportation Options

The Bozeman Airport may be the busiest airport in Montana, it is still small in comparison to any major city airport.

Struan @ 01/10/2015

This is simply the only way to rent in Montana. You are getting genuine, caring personal service, lots of great advice and access to all the outdoor equipment you need. Oh, and the vehicles are great, too. We're from New Zealand and this is a brilliant way to rent...

Heading North

Heading North

When warm weather and smoke plagues Southern Montana during the late summer there is only one thing to do…