Trout TV Filming on the Boulder River

Sean Visintainer - 08/05/12

View of the Boulder River from behind the raft.

Well I don't get the opportunity to be rowed around much, especially from another guide so I always am happy to volunteer for the occasion. I recently got back from trip to the Boulder River near Big Timber with Bob Asbury from Trout TV. Hilary Hutchinson and Rich Birdsell who normally host the show were booked up with prior commitments so when Bob said he needed a stand in host I was happy to go fishing!

We joined Montana Angler Fly Fishing Outfitters guide Miles McGeehan who knows the Boulder River extremely well. This is definitely not a river I recommend a novice oarsman to row down. As the name implies this river is strewn with huge boulders every few yards and you better be damn good at dodging them! There is also some fast shoots that come up quick so it's not a rookie piece of water. The scenery however, is absolutely amazing with mountain ranges and grassy meadows in the background.

Because of it's pocket water nature there are tons of holding spots for trout. The rainbows and browns in the Boulder may not be huge on average but they are great fighters and there are plenty of them. There are legitimate shots at some larger 20" fish. Access is limited on the Boulder so you will have to enter at one of the public bridges and then go up or down from there.

Miles McGeehan and Sean Visintainer holding a nice trout on the Boulder River.

Look for the Trout TV show with Miles and myself to air next year, should be a good one!