$6,999,000

J Bar B Ranch

Roundup, Montana

Truly a trophy elk mecca, the 1,430-acre J Bar B Ranch east of Roundup, Montana has kept hunters smiling for years.

Acres: 1430

Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,999,000

Acres: 1430

Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,700,000

Elk Creek Ranch

Lewistown, Montana

Located solidly in the heart of Big Sky Country, Montana’s Elk Creek Ranch preserves the finest of the West’s ranching and hunting heritage.

Acres: 4313

Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,700,000

Acres: 4313

Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch


Why Own a Fishing Property in Montana?

Aside from the appeal of being in close proximity to some of the best fishing the Rocky Mountain region has to offer, buying a fishing property in Montana offers two unique money-making opportunities. On the one hand, you have a business opportunity that can make you money in the short term. Depending on the fishing property and the catches it yields, which tend to be high throughout Montana, you can stand to make a substantial profit.

On the other hand, you have an alternative form of investment. Rather than placing your money in stocks with the potential of high risk, or government owned bonds, you can invest in ranchland that will increase the average annual investment return on your portfolio while the overall volatility of your portfolio will decrease or at least remain the same.

What Makes a Good Montana Fishing Property?

Obviously to have a successful fishing ranch you will need access to water of some kind, whether that’s standing water in a lake or a pond on your property, or a river or stream that runs through it. The beauty of owning land with an abundance of access to water, lakes and ponds in particular, is you will virtually never have to worry about public overfishing and overcrowdedness.

You can fish at your own pace with peace of mind knowing you won’t have to fight other fishermen for popular spots. You are also free to choose what type of fishing to do in which areas. If you decide that one spot on your land is best for fly fishing, there will be no one else there to tell you otherwise. Other spots might be better for rod fishing, and that is completely up to you to decide.

Of course one thing to consider is the fish that are available in the bodies of water on the Montana fishing property you are looking to buy. A lake will do you no good if there aren’t any fish. Our team at Harrigan Land understands what makes a good fishing ranch and what red flags there are to look for. So, if this all sounds overwhelming to you, not to worry. We’ll help you every step of the way.

Where is the Best Trout Fishing in Montana?

Like we’ve mentioned, Montana is home to some of the best trout fishing any mountain region has to offer, but with so many options, it can be hard to choose where the most ideal location would be to purchase a fishing ranch. The location depends on the type of fish you are trying to hook.

The Missouri River, the longest running river in North America that flows through 700 miles of Montana, offers your best chance at trophy brown trout fishing, specifically in the section between Holter Dam and Cascade.

The section of the Yellowstone River between Yellowstone Lake and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone offers great cutthroat trout fishing, while lower warmer sections offer great opportunities to fish walleye.

Known as the prettiest river in Montana, the Big Hole River has the best fishing diversity with top-notch brook, brown, and rainbow trout fishing opportunities as well as the occasional westslope cutthroat.

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