The MO is rockin’ and rollin’ as we head into mid August. Cooler-than-average temperatures have made for some comfortable days on the river, and they’ve also tamped down the number of boats (and tubes, flamingos, rubber ducks, floating dragons, etc.) out there. Without blistering heat, the bugs have been sleeping in just a little bit… read more →

Today, a haiku: Big trout on the top Lots of Tricos in the air Better get a good drift It’s really August out here. Fewer fishermen, plenty of fish. Hit it hard early and late. Have a great time out there! read more →

It’s definitely feeling like mid summer out here in Craig. Daytime highs are up in the low 90s for the next stretch of days, and a hot breeze is kicking up in the afternoons. Angler traffic has diminished some, but don’t be fooled- the fishing is as good as it’s been. There will eventually be.. read more →

I’m running out of novel ways to describe how good the fishing has been. Words like phenomenal, terrific, and world-class come to mind. The amount of rising fish some mornings and evenings is a spectacle you have to see for yourself. The PMD spinners are still the main event, but the Tricos should displace them.. read more →

Out here on the MO the fishing has been stellar. The PMDs continue to be in the driver’s seat of the dry fly game, with caddis riding shotgun. The Tricos have not happened yet, but the ten day forecast (hot and no rain) has us anticipating them arriving soon. Flows are right in the mid-5000s,.. read more →

The MO has been nothing short of stellar. Lots of fish. Lots of large fish. It’s the best game we get to play all year: hunting big, smart fish in shallow, clear water. You’re definitely going to want to bring your “A” game out here for the rising fish. Dust off your reach casts or.. read more →

In every fly-fishing person’s life, there come certain periods when it’s worth it to call in sick or slip out of whatever weekend plans you’ve already made. This, my friends, is one such time. The PMDs are here. It’s on. It’s that simple. Somewhere the fishing gods have flipped the switch and blessed us with.. read more →

The roads here in Craig have made their annual transition from mud to dust, and that can only mean that summer, the most glorious of seasons, is upon us. With warmer weather here, we are starting to notice a definite morning bite. Some afternoons are holding up steady, some are tapering off. The medley of.. read more →

If variety is the spice of life, the MO is plenty spicy right now. The upper river is flowing clean and is more crowded. The lower river below the Dearborn is dirty and has fewer boats going over it. That being said, there are fish being caught all up and down the system right now… read more →

     The dry fly fishing has continued its upward trajectory! For whatever reason, it seems we’ve found a lot of brown trout in the net recently-not that we’re complaining. We are praying the flows stay low enough for us to get in more casts at rising fish before higher water shows up. It is.. read more →