Fishing Reports for Montana Rivers: Missouri River, Smith River, Blackfoot River and other streams.

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 →

Tricos are hatching in full force and the fish are gorging! You want to hit the water early in the morning before the water warms up and look for big pods of fish sipping on spinners. Late afternoon to late evening is also a great time to target rising fish. We suggest a size 18-20.. 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 →

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 →

Fall is… not here yet. The morning’s in Craig have been chilly lately, giving off a false sense of hope for colder afternoons. By mid day it has been pretty warm out here, but the fish don’t mind all that much. Fish are eating all sorts of stuff above and below the surface throughout the.. read more →

The morning begins around 6am for fly fishers in Craig, MT as they have their morning cup of coffee and begin prepping to hit the river. Boat plugs, check. Lunches, check. Fresh beer and ice, check. Each fisherman is sure to Double check for the net as odds of hooking fish are very high. As.. read more →

It’s late July and the heat is here, on and around the Missouri River. With temps reaching the upper 90s and even into the 100s for the last few weeks, our water temps have been on the rise. With that being said, start your days early! The fishing has been great in the morning, then.. read more →

Things are in full swing out here on the Mo. With water levels dropping to below 5000 cfs, the dry fly fishing has picked up substantially. The weather has been very hot lately, but the fish don’t seem to mind too much. At this rate, baiting the fishes could be a cinch and anyone could.. read more →