When I visit Montana, however, I go for the trout fishing, and Chico Hot Springs--located in the Paradise Valley between Livingston and Gardner--offers a lot of it. Want to drift or wade the Yellowstone for browns, rainbows, cutthroats, or brookies? The lodge will arrange a guide if you like, though doing it on your own is easy. You can also head south into Yellowstone Park and fish such renowned waters as the Firehole, Slough Creek, and Yellowstone Lake itself. Southwest lie Hebgen Lake and the Madison River. A northward drive will let you try for trophy browns in the Missouri near Helena. Don't overlook some of the spring creeks right in Paradise Valley, either. There are waiting lists for those, so book early. The lodge can help.