The Montana Problem
The situation in Montana may serve as the best case study on the issu Blessed with fabulous fishing resources and a tiny population, Montana was always an angler's dream. Initially, residents hardly noticed the growth of the guide and outfitting industry. By 2000, Montana, which has fewer than 1 million residents, had almost 2,500 fishing guides. By comparison, Texas-with 20 million people and far more fishing water-had just 1,500 guides.