Deep-sea fishing is like raising children: both require patience, superior breath-holding skills, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with this Groupon.
$240 for Private-Pond Fishing School for Two ($482 Value)
Eight-hour fishing trips depart at 8:30 a.m. and guides lead guests to secluded ponds stocked with westslope cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. All equipment is included and no fishing licenses are required, allowing fishers to cast lines uninhibited. The seasoned staff imparts casting techniques, fly and fish identification, and how to read the water. An included deli lunch provides midday respite amid Montana's abundant verdant flora.
Glacier Raft Company
The rafters hear it before they see it. The steadily increasing roars emanating from down the river can only mean one thing: whitewater. As their raft rounds a bend, it plunges headfirst into a Class III rapid. Frothy spumes shower the group, but they remain focused, paddle in unison, and conquer nature's natural roller coaster.
Since 1976, Glacier Raft Company has created adrenalin-pumping experiences like these for more than 500,000 customers. Using the Middle Fork and Flathead River as their playground, guides lead rafting adventures that fuse the thrills of fast rapids with natural beauty of areas such as John Stevens Canyon. Though rafting is their focus, the outdoors outfit also leads other activities such as horseback riding and hiking trips. During fishing excursions, anglers cast for rainbow trout and radical bartenders harvest ice cubes from glaciers. The company also welcomes guests for extended stays in one of their classic log cabins.