Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters


Cameron Mayo
Big Timber, MT
United States United States
P.O. Box 318
Big Timber, MT 59011

nearly one million acres of magnificent game-filled country--a trout fisher’s paradise and home to the finest elk, deer, sheep, goat, moose and bear populations in North America. Located in the Gallatin National Forest, the area’s unparalleled beauty makes it a favorite destination for the discriminating hunter, angler, hiker, bird-watcher and lover of the outdoors. Welcome to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters operates two permitted camps, Hellroaring and Independence. Hellroaring Camp is located in a beautiful meadow 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. It is accessed by a 12-mile horseback ride south from Independence Camp. We run the early rifle elk and deer hunts as well as mountain goat, black bear and moose hunts from Hellroaring. Summer fishing and pack trips are also operated from this camp.

Trout fishing in Montana is renowned. The streams, lakes and rivers to which ABO has access are among the most prolific and beautiful in the state. Our fishing waters and hunting areas are remote and therefore pristine. All ABO accesses are inhabited by a very healthy, native cutthroat trout population. You’ll fish in our clear streams, high country lakes and the forks of Hellroaring Creek. After a day of casting flies into these crystalline waters, you’ll declare you are in fishing heaven.

Our camp, located 8 miles north of Yellowstone National Park in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, is only accessible by horseback. You will ride through some of the most scenic country in America. The wildlife is abundant and diverse, the meadows lush with wildflowers. Many of our guests enjoy this part of their adventure as much as the fishing. Our guides will escort you every step of the way. You will find them knowledgeable, skilled and accommodating. Your mission will be to catch fish, have fun and enjoy what is justifiably called “God’s country.” Those who just want to relax, read, backpack, bird watch, photograph or paint will prove just as satisfied as the angler.

In camp accommodations consist of comfortable, roomy, carpeted, wall tents with wood stoves, cots with foam pads, a hot shower, a roaring campfire and delicious hearty meals prepared by our camp cook, Pat.

We recommend a five-day fishing excursion (one day in on horseback, three days fishing and one day on horseback out) so that you receive the best experience possible. However, we are willing to accommodate a client’s wishes. You might wish to arrive a day or two early in order to float the Yellowstone, Gallatin, Jefferson or Madison Rivers.

Availability is very limited for these backcountry trips from July through August, so book your trip early!

Breakfast, Dinner, Instruction, Lodge, Lunch, Snacks & Refreshments, Soft Drinks, Water

Our guides are well acquainted with the areas where you will be riding, hiking, fishing, and exploring. They are experienced outdoorsmen and flexible to your needs. Whatever your endeavor, our guides are there to assist you every step of the way.

Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters was established in 1965 by native Montanan, Teddy Thompson.

Today, it is owned and operated by licensed outfitter Cameron Mayo.
License #10925

I have hunted, fished and guided in many parts of the United States as well as in Mexico and Africa. When I decided to make outfitting my career, Montana was my choice. Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters is the best Montana has to offer.

What to bring:

Appropriate Clothing, Binoculars, Camera, Change of Clothes, Chest Wader's, Extra Thick Socks , Fishing equipment including rods and flies, Fishing License, Gloves, Hat, Lures, Raingear, Rods & Reels, Sleeping bags, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Waterproof boots or shoes, Waterproof Disposable Camera

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Fishing Spots


Boulder River -- Unknown --

Big Timber, MT
United States United States
10 3 7 8

Madison River -- Unknown --

Bozeman, MT
United States United States
20 14 5 19 8

Sweet Grass Creek Creek (Freshwater)

Melville, MT
United States United States
8 1 4

West Boulder River -- Unknown --

Big Timber, MT
United States United States
8 3 6

Yellowstone River -- Unknown --

Big Timber, MT
United States United States
25 5 8

Fishing Reports

There are no fishing spots specified for this company.



Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)


Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)


Trout, Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki)


Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)



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