Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

Great weekend to be in Central Mon-freakin-tana! Loads of fun things going down this weekend in the greater Missouri River watershed, beers, bugs and plenty of ways to get into trouble as we herald in the greatest part of the year, that’s right folks Small Stream Opener !  Not to mention Caddis Fest today in Craig. Beer,.. 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 →

Flow Below Holter Dam: 3,820 c.f.s (Normally 5,430 c.f.s) Spring is in full swing here in central Montana and as a fly fisherman, nothing signals spring more for me than the arrival in mass of Blue Winged Olives. It’s not hard to pick out these long-tailed, tall winged insect fluttering across the sky and floating.. read more →

Flows below Holter Dam: 3880 c.f.s It’s definitely spring here in central Montana. Rain, snow, wind, sleet, sunshine, the whole gamut of weather is upon us as we push further into the season. With the weather as unpredictable as it can be this time of year it’s time to be prepared when you hit the water… read more →

Flows below Holter Dam: 4,030 c.f.s. (Normally 4,820 c.f.s.) Lots of smiling faces and exaggerated fishing stories at Joe’s Craig Bar this weekend. With the warm weather and awesome obscene amounts of wind on the MO this weekend we still saw a lot of folks hitting the water and welcoming the spring by drowning some bugs.. read more →

  Been a great few days of fishing here in Central Montana lots of people out all over drowning some bugs, and in my case watching some beautiful Westslope Cutthroats rise on some large, leggy foam flies. Check the On the Road Report for more on that. For the time being we’ll talk some more local.. read more →

    Things on the MO starting to shape up as the last official day of winter comes and goes. Spring like weather forecasted for the week ahead, lets see if the fishing follows suit. Reports circulating around the breweries in town have been positive with lots of people exploring lots of water with the.. read more →

  If you’re one of the many folks talking about heading out this weekend and wondering what to toss here are ten humble suggestions to stash in you fly box. read more →

A few more days of Craig looking like a frozen wasteland then it looks like another nice break in the weather coming up for the Helena / Wolf Creek area. According to the weather man it’s looking up for the weekend and following week with highs hitting in the high 50s or even 60s! Weekend.. read more →

  Flows Below Holter: 4920 cfs (normally 4950)…. Water Temperature: 36° F…. Flows Below Hauser: 5120 cfs (normally 3670)…. Water Temperature: Mid 30’s…. Looks like winter is back in central Montana for the time to come, highs in the mid to low 30s and lows down in the single digits should return the Missouri River back to typical.. read more →