Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

What has spring sprung this season for Montana’s Streamflows?  I say, bring on the rain!..and high elevation snow. I attended the Upper Missouri Basin Advisory Committee annual meeting in April that presented information about our current snowpack conditions and predictions for Montana’s Streamflow Conditions for this season. I left excited, yet nervous about Montana’s streamflow conditions for.. read more →

Welcome to your Missouri River Fishing Report from Craig, Montana Flows below Holter Dam: 6810 CFS (median 6450) // Water Temp: about 51F The rains are back in #CraigAmerica! True to form, this spring has been totally crazy weather-wise here in Montana. Last week we had amazing 75 degree temps with blue bird sunny skies and now we’re back down to 60 degrees with.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report for 05.22.16 Flows below Holter Dam: 5680 CFS (“normally” 5700).  Water temp about 51F Fishing continues to be solid this second half of May!  The nymphing can be good to downright silly at times. There are enough noses up now to keep the attention of the DFO guys but as, usual, some.. read more →

Spring may have sprung on the calendar but you could fool me by the temperature and frozen precip falling from the sky!  It was warmer in January for crying out loud!  Nevertheless, it is Spring and the Rainbows are doing their thing they do at this time of year.  That means some ornery Rainbows and.. read more →

Flows below Holter Dam: 3750 CFS (normally 4850).  Water temp about 42F First off, both shops are off and running for the 2016 season!  Our Craig store opened officially for the season last week.  Please stop by for shuttles, flies, gear or to gab over a cup of free coffee.  Ben is our main man in.. read more →

We are blessed beyond what words can describe. We live in a state of so much richness and beauty I have a hard time deciding which way to go. The climate often dictates how and what to seek out. We have been having a warm spell for the middle of February.  Good for some not.. read more →

Late Autumn is here with an exclamation point!  The mornings are at or below freezing, it “warms” up to the 40’s and 50’s in the afternoon and the wind blows steady.  Sounds like steelhead weather to me!  (More on that in a future post!)  Why would you fish to the MO in mid-November?  It’s not.. 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 →

Cool mornings, mild days and very little crowds so far this weekend here in Craig, my question to all you folks kicking back at home is pretty simple; what in the hell are you thinking? Yea fishing can be challenging this time of year but things are starting to turn around as we hit the.. read more →

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBAKjBxrk-A&w=420&h=315]Hot and wet, good when you’re with a lady, bad if you’re a fish. To state the obvious it’s hot out there and with little relief in the forecast Montana F.W.P has issued Hoot-Owl Restrictions on several rivers in the state. Hoot-Owl restrictions mean no fishing from 2 p.m util midnight on effected waterways… read more →