The Ruby River is one of Montanas lesser known rivers, but is a spectacular fishery that should not be overlooked. It is much smaller in size and our go to river to escape and do a little wade fishing. The Ruby river, although smaller in stature, holds some hefty brown and rainbow trout.
Many undercut banks and willow chocked bend will hold large browns in search of a well placed dry fly. Streamer fishing can be very effective for these fish as well. Be prepared for a lot of walking on the Ruby. Access is limited and we have to do a little hiking to get into the best waters. Rainbow and brown trout in the 14” to 18” class are common with fish of 20” to be considered trophy class.
Location: 45 Minutes west of Ennis Montana
Species: Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout
Methods: Wade Fishing, Dries and Streamers