Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

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 →

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 →

Nothing like a little shot of winter a few days after the mercury hit 80. It’s a crisp, cold reminder that life in the Northern Rockies means it’s not summer until it’s mid June (even then, all bets are off). Although we don’t mind the moisture, I was kind of excited to put away the.. read more →

Looking very spring-like out there right now. Today we’re seeing near-ideal conditions: light, intermittent drizzle with no wind and steady cloud cover. It’s the kind of day all anglers yearn for. I am stuck here in the shop, but if you’re out there and want to trade places, please let me know. If you’re reading.. read more →

Wait, it’s late April already? It alternately feels like early March or mid May, depending on the weather. Looks like a chilly, fishy weekend will greet us out here on the water. Winds will come out of the north, so make sure you’re bundled up and ready for it to be on the colder side.. read more →