The fishing out here on the Missouri has responded well to the interlude of autumn weather we’ve had. In standard Montana fashion, we’ve seen 3 seasons within the last 7 days. We are excited for the week ahead though, as mother nature seems to be giving us a respite from brutal cold. Expect highs in.. read more →

Yet again, we’ve had an early shot of winter. The roads have largely been plowed clear as of this writing, but use caution tomorrow- the mercury here is dropping into the single digits tonight. The ramps are usable (sort of). A quick rundown of where you can/can’t put in in the upper river: Dam- eh,.. read more →

 Looking outside, I’m not really sure if it’s late September or late December. The boat ramps here are unsurprisingly empty, and it seems like Craig is taking a two-day nap during the snow storm. Boat traffic has been on the lighter side this week with heavy winds giving way to the snowfall. We’re expecting a.. read more →

    The ol’ MO has been a bit mercurial of late, but we’re still catching big fish. The river seems to be in what I call the “almost” phase. Streamer fishing? It’s almost getting going. Fall Baetis hatches? We’re almost there. That being said, the Tricos and Pseudos are alternatively entertaining/frustrating to fish to. Big.. read more →

    Wow, is it really late August? Summer here in Craig is definitely winding down. Cool mornings and cloud cover are a nice harbinger of fall. The fishing on the MO remains solid, with this year being a good hopper year. The Trico spinner fall continues to happen, although the quality of the hatch.. read more →

Craig is often pegged as a place that’s behind the times. We have poor cell service, no gas station, and most of our streets are dirt. Admittedly, Craig can be a little slow and relaxed compared to other parts of the country. This is part of the town’s charm for many of our frequent visitors,.. read more →

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 →