Fishing Reports for the Missouri River Montana

Spring is here and the fishing is disgustingly good! No matter your skill level or preferred method of fishing, the MO has something for everyone right now. Nymphing: Sow bugs, Psycho May, Frenchie, and your favorite Baetis flavor nymphs are all working with good consistency. Fish the deeper channels around 6-7’ and over any drop.. read more →

The MO may be darn low, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s not worth a go. The fishing has been very good of late. Come and enjoy the mellow temps while you can. The subsurface bite has been the highlight, with some dry fly action available if you put in the time/get lucky. Most outdoors.. read more →

Late August is treating us well. Cooler weather and water have our trout raring to go and happily feeding again. As one guide said the other day, “The fish look like themselves again.” Good news here after a long hot spell: you can see the hills again, the weather is getting nicer, and the famous.. read more →

The MO is low (3280 cfs) and warm (mid 60s), with the best fishing happening early in the day. The river is still under hoot owl restrictions so please fight fish hard, get ‘em in quickly and then leave them in the water. That being said, there is the usual late summer dry fly action… read more →

For the first time in a long time, the Missouri River is under hoot owl restrictions. This means that the river’s closed to fishing from 2 PM-midnight every day. It bears repeating that the fish need your help this time of year. Fight ‘em quick and let ‘em go without taking them out of the.. read more →

Man, it’s hot out there lately. The warmer water temps have brought us a strong Trico hatch and some good rising fish in the last few days. Please do your part and take care of the fish out there—fight ’em quick and keep ‘em wet. There’s even still a few PMDs around to give you.. read more →

MISSOURI RIVER FISHING REPORT:  The weather of late has been cooler and cloudier, and the fish have responded in kind. The fishing has been rock solid much of the last week as the caddis and PMD hatches roll and the fish spread out over the gravel runs. The whole river is in play right now,.. read more →

Raise a glass and toast to the fish gods- PMDs are upon us once again. Time to grab a pocketful of spinners and hunt for trout snouts along the Mighty MO. It really feels like summer out there, and we couldn’t be more excited for the dry fly bite. With some smolderingly hot weather ahead,.. read more →

Allow us to throw a plug in here for some meteorological stability: it’s real nice to start June with a bunch of days in the mid 70s. The fishing is settling into its usual June rhythm; you can feel it getting better out there. Though we’re not yet at peak PMD madness, we’ve seen the.. read more →

It’s clichéd to acknowledge it at this point, but the last ten days have truly been a case study in Montana weather extremes. After a steep spike in trib flows and LOTS of welcome precip, most folks around here (fish included) are still getting their wits about them. Throw a major holiday weekend and a.. read more →