Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

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 →

Fall Is aKnockin’ With the one month of summer we had this season, the temps are dropping, and the fishing will be popping! Seriously, though. Spring pushed into mid-July before we saw summer briefly creep in during August as we slip into what appears to be the start of our Fall season. The daily highs.. read more →

Days Off… When working in the fly shop or guiding, days off are sometimes few and far between. I usually give myself three options: Go Fishing (Obvious choice) Laundry and errands (probably weeks worth of laundry at that point) Stay inside all day organizing gear and boat bag (sometimes distracted by movies and potential naps).. read more →

After the beneficial high flows this Spring, super scorcher July days, and the shifting smokey weather patterns these last few weeks of August, we’ve been beaten and abused by the Missouri River this season. However, not only have we still managed to continually find fish, but there’s been lots of moments of pure awesomeness. No.. read more →

Summer has arrived and with it, lots and lots of aqua. We saw an increase from 11,000 CFS to 16,500 in a matter of a couple of days. As you could guess this created some chocolate milk flavored water to pour into the Missouri via its tributaries, particularly the Dearborn, which was throwing in a.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report:  It’s Spring on a high snow pack year so the MO is flowing heavy -more than twice the normal CFS.  It’s at 12,400 cfs today when “normally” (whatever that means these days) it’s at 5,500. They (the Dam people) are calling for 12,900 by this weekend.  The water out of the.. read more →

It’s mid March, that time of year when we could have mid 50’s and sunny one day, then 34 degrees and snow the next. The fish don’t seem to mind though, they are very willingly eating nymphs and streamers; plus when the conditions are right, they are targeting midges on the surface. The water temp.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report for late January 2018.  What a crazy month (as they all tend to be). Starting off with some serious winter weather and much needed snow. Then a couple of significant “January Thaws” as Aldo Leopold used to write about so eloquently.  Those thaws (which we are just getting out of one.. read more →

We started November with lots of snow and single digits and now we started December is much milder weather!  It’s Montana mind you so the weather doesn’t really need to make any sense -you just need to be prepared for any and all of it, every month of the year. The MO is shifting into.. read more →

Late September has brought cooler temperatures, precipitation and great fishing. The near forecast is looking like great weather with highs in the 70’s for the next 3-4 days and very low wind. Expect sunny days and nymphing or streamer fishing until evening or if we see some cloud cover. Water temperature has dropped dramatically over.. read more →