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Blue Dog Fishing & Hunting Outfitters
Montana & The Florida Keys, United States

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My name is Carter Bates and it would be my pleasure to guide you in the wonderful state of Montana, as well as the sunny saltwater flats of the Florida Keys. I am passionate about everything outdoors, fly fishing, hunting and my dogs. I have 10+ years of experience in the Florida Keys saltwater fly fishing & commercial fishing , as well as many years river fishing here in Montana and around the United States.

We have excellent trout fishing on several blue ribbon rivers within an hour drive. The Bitterroot River is one of the best dry fly rivers anywhere. Most of our fishing is done from drift boats- this allows us to cover a tremendous amount of water each day.
Aside from fly fishing, I am an avid bird hunter. I currently have two English Setters, one is a well seasoned female, and the other is a young male in training. We hunt Montana, as well as Idaho for many Grouse species,Partridge, Pheasant and Chukar. Also duck & geese in the fall and winter months. These are not driven hunts, all of our upland hunts are walk-up hunts behind pointing dogs. The hunts require physical strength, determination and the willingness to hike for hours. There is no guarantee for success, instead they are about you and the dogs, enjoying the wilderness with the hopes of getting some good shots at a covey or two or three !!! Well worth the effort. I have a kennel at the house with six runs if you would be interested in bringing your own dog(s).

A combination of fishing & hunting is an option during the season that they overlap.

My wife is a wonderful Chef & Hostess. She graduated from Culinary School and has been in the industry for 10+ years. She enjoys many of the same passions as I, and is a wonderful artist in her spare time. As an option we have all-inclusive accommodations here at our home in Montana. Our home has beautiful views of the Bitterroot Mountains, and is just a quick drive from the River.

If you are interested in a fishing adventure down in the Florida Keys, my wife and I would love to coordinate a trip that fits your needs. Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish … whatever it is you're after, I will find the fish & set you up for a great shot … the rest is up to you! Please contact us to plan a trip to remember!

We would love to work for you this season or in the seasons to come. Please contact us for more details, prices & reservations. We would also love to answer your questions, so please do not hesitate to ask !!!

Cheers,

Cat & Carter


Species
Geese
Geese
Chukar
Chukar
Grouse
Grouse
Quail
Quail
Pheasant
Pheasant
Duck
Duck
Brown trout
Brown trout
Cutthroat trout
Cutthroat trout
Bonefish
Bonefish
Steelhead
Steelhead
Tarpon
Tarpon
Permit
Permit
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout

Methods
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Walk-up
Walk-up
Salt water fishing
Salt water fishing

Seasons
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price per person per day
$599.72
Languages
English
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5 Reviews
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Amber & Jared 1  
11 Jan 2016

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Summer 2015 we had the great pleasure of staying at the Wind Dancer house with our delightful hosts, Cat and Carter. When our legs were weary from the awesome recommended list of trails, all wit... Read more

Aja & Jim B
09 Jul 2015

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Last Fall we had the pleasure of staying at the Wind Dancer house with hosts Cat & Carter. Between Cat’s cooking and Carter’s river guiding skills we were in heaven. Catching fish left and right an... Read more

L Samuel
09 Jul 2015

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I fished with guide Carter Bates on the Bitterroot River in late October 2014. I was disappointed that conditions were not conducive to dry fly fishing, but was pleasantly surprised by the product... Read more

DBB 1  
30 Jun 2015

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I have had two great experiences with Blue Dog Fishing & Hunting Outfitters. My first trip was October 2014 in Montana for fall fly fishing the Bitterroot river. We also went on a hunting excursion... Read more

27 Jun 2015

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I first fly fished the Florida Keys for Tarpon last year with Carter Bates, we had three fish that year in as many days, the Tarpon were hooked and so was I!!!, What a fantastic experience with a v... Read more

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