Life on the Missouri River Montana in Craig.

“When the temps are cold and you don’t want to take your gloves off to remove a hook from a trout’s mouth, make sure you have a pair or two of mitten clamps in your boat! Easy to use even while wearing gloves or mittens. I actually use them year round because I love them so.. read more →

Growing up in southern Michigan, the carp was definitely considered a trash fish. I can’t even remember how many hours I would spend in the night chasing those fish with lanterns on the front of a jon boat, spears, and a bow with some of my closest friends. While other kids in our class were.. read more →

30 Jul 2016
July 30, 2016

Price-Per-Pound

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This is something I wrote back in 2013, I’ve been asked to repost it, so here it is, just as I wrote it back then: “Just getting back from an annual fly fishing trip with my dad, I find a note my father left me tucked away where he knew I would eventually find it… read more →

Finally getting back into the swing of things here in Craig MT; personally and fishing wise. With all the college kiddos’ back on campus the Craig shop called in the Calvary, so for the last few weeks yours truly has been kickin’ it in the town of two bars and too many trout. The primary.. read more →

Montana is a place. Wild. Vast. Beautiful. Most importantly it is plum full of trout. Here at the Craig shop most of our off time is spent drinking beer and fishing for the non-natives, browns and rainbows on the MO. Occasionally, the team members will go for back country excursions in search of the native.. read more →

  Flows Below Holter Dam: 3,840 c.f.s. (Normally 5,669 c.f.s.) Lots of choices on the MO River menu this time of year and with lots of fish  looking to the surface for their sustenance that means lots of opportunity to land some beautiful Montana salmonids. Bugs abound in all sorts of sizes, colors and species. It’s.. read more →

Here in beautiful Craig Montana a large portion of the conversation, while always based on fly fishing, is focused on the flow of the the river. The people up at the dam have been doing some crazy things with the water flow, these people control many of the fly-fisherman’s lives because quite frankly our lives.. read more →

Last night five members of the Cross Currents team did a late night float from the dam down to the WC bridge. Not only did we catch a lot of nice trout we managed to bag four nice walleye. Even though the flows were high we did very well fishing both streamers and nymphs. Only.. read more →

As the last of the run-off is flowing into the Missouri the river may not be fishing as many of us had hoped, but in contradiction many smaller streams in the Craig and Helena areas are beginning to drop in CFS and increase in clarity. This can be exciting for those who have been waiting.. read more →

The cold and high water found here in the Missouri River, now flowing at 8,670 CFS with a temperature of 51 degrees, is allowing the fish to be very active and feisty. When a fish is hooked expect a fun fight starting with a very long and strong run right after the hook set. Here.. read more →