Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →