Our Mission

Protecting resources, promoting industry, and working together for healthy fisheries across Montana.

How It All Began:

The history of FOAM

The Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana was formed in 1978 for the following purposes:

  • 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 the fishing industry.
  • Increase consumer service satisfaction and safety.
  • Advance outfitter and guide licensing qualifications.
  • Monitor fishing regulations.

FOAM’S Official

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.

A Growing Demand

Since our humble beginnings, we’ve grown to nearly 1,000 members and expanded our service offerings. As demand has increased, the fishing outfitting industry has grown significantly and more and more individuals want to become licensed guides and outfitters. We’re here as a resource to you.

Board of Directors

Michael A. Bias, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Director - Gallatin Region
3rd Term Expires December 2023

Tony Reinhardt

President
Director - Missoula
2nd Term Expires December 2023

Chris Bradley

Treasurer
Director - Beaverhead and Big Hole Region
2nd Term Expires December 2023

Nate Plagmann

Director - Bighorn Region
1st Term Expires December 2023

Brian Rosenberg

Director - Madison Region
1st Term Expires December 2022

Zach Scott

Guide-at-Large, West
2nd Term Expires December 2023

Jason Orzechowski

Vice-President
Director - Missouri Region
2nd Term Expires December 2023

Director - Yellowstone Region
2nd Term Expires December 2023

Matt Hargrave

Guide-at-Large, East
1st Term Expires December 2022

Mark Fuller

Director - Flathead Region
1st Term Expires December 2023

Brant Oswald

FOAM Senior Advisor