Fishing Reports for the Missouri River Montana

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 →

Dry fly fishing on the mighty MO has picked up noticeably! With lower flows than we have seen in weeks (7410 cfs), our fish have been up on the surface and enjoying a smorgasbord of midges, Baetis, and March Browns, with the March Browns largely popping off in the lower river. Dry fly patterns include.. read more →

Here is a much needed Missouri River fishing report! It has already been an incredibly crazy year here on the MO. We had a very mild January and spent a lot of time with some quality winter fishing…then February came in with some serious winter force. Once we were able to claim a few of.. read more →

Sunny, warmer days lately. Doesn’t help the fishing, but it makes for a beautiful fall day on the river. Winter weather will be back, so get out while you still can! Streamer season is about to hit the MO in full effect. Morning fishing has been slowing down, but as the daytime temps heat up,.. read more →

Fall Y’all The leaves on the trees are fading to yellow, orange and red. A true indication that Fall has arrived. The brown trout are also starting to go through some color changes as they put on their spawn suits of bronze, orange, and yellow. Their activity is increasing with cooler temps for both air.. read more →