About FOAM

Mission Statement

  • To protect and preserve Montana's fish, wildlife, and aquatic resources
  • To promote and maintain Montana's fishing outfitting industry
  • To work with individuals, groups, and agencies in all matters of administration and regulation affecting fisheries and our fishing industry
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In 1978, fishing outfitters and guides founded our association to:

  • Represent members in licensing regulations, conservation concerns, and legislative issues
  • Coordinate member services, insurance and business opportunities
  • Provide political unity, guide public relations and promote our industry
  • Increase consumer service satisfaction and safety
  • Advance outfitter and guide licensing qualifications
  • Monitor fishing regulations
  • Protect fish and their habitat via the MT Fishing Outfitters Conservation Fund

Membership Dues

  • OUTFITTER Member – Annual dues: $125
    Must be licensed by Montana Board of Outfitters to provide fishing services
    (may also be licensed for upland bird/waterfowl or big-game hunting services)
  • GUIDE member – Annual dues: $75
    (may also offer upland bird/waterfowl or big-game hunting services)
  • SUSTAINING Member – Annual dues: $50
    Businesses and individuals who share FOAM's mission and ethics

Outfitter & Guide Applications | Sustaining Member Information

Membership Benefits

  • The Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana is a non-profit business association of licensed Montana outfitters and guides represented and governed by a seven-member Board of Directors.
  • FOAM has a full-time Executive Director and lobbyist to represent members in regulatory, legislative, and public forums.
  • Our FOAMLINE newsletter keeps members informed and educated on the variety of topics that confront our industry on the local, regional, statewide and national levels.
  • A group policy provides our members liability insurance that exceeds state requirements. Commercial auto coverage and equipment insurance is also available.
  • Our annual meeting is a forum for industry issues, discussion, business promotion, and fish/client tales.

Board of Directors

NameHometownRegion / river(s)
Brant Oswald (President)LivingstonYellowstone
Mark Raisler (V. President)CraigMissouri
Russell ParksMissoulaFlathead, Kootenai, Bitterroot, C. Fork
Chris BradleyButteBig Hole, B'head
Phil SgammaW. YellowstoneMadison
Jason FleuryGallatin GatewayGallatin
Jeremy GilbertsonFt. SmithBighorn
Josh Tapp (Guide Director)MissoulaStatewide


Executive Director
Mike Bias