Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

February is now behind us and winter has made a return from the spring like weather we had about a week and a half ago. Think pink, pink, and more pink! Alexia and Ben floated Stickney to Prewett last Sunday and pink nymphs were the ticket. Keep targeting the slower deeper water and the inside.. read more →

With the arrival of Fall in Montana, the Missouri River is feeling the cooler temps at night, which is cranking the heat up on the fishing! There is excellent dry fly, nymph, and streamer fishing from Holter Dam all the way down to Cascade. read more →

The Missouri river is one of the only rivers in Montana that has remained largely unaffected by low water and high temperatures (at least in terms of fishing restrictions or fish kills).The rest of the state is feeling the effects of both of these detrimental conditions, read more →

The hatch we have all been waiting for is now in full effect! Tricos are popping in the early morning in great numbers, and the fish have started keying in on them as a primary food source. Some of the staff have used their off days to gain first hand knowledge of this season’s Trico.. read more →

Check out Teagan & Dorn’s Shide Shannel Shennanigans on our Facebook Page. A short video on what’s happening now on the MO. Missouri River Fly Fishing Report:  There are rising trout up and down the river these days but cracking the code to get them to eat on top is not easy.  But that’s the challenge.. read more →

Dorn taking #keepemwet very seriously!

Missouri River Fly Fishing Report:  As temperatures begin to rise, so do the trout. Many fish are being caught all across the great state of Montana with dry flies. As usual the MO is the epicenter of dry fly action. This week has been the warmest of the year so far with daily temps reaching.. read more →

What has spring sprung this season for Montana’s Streamflows?  I say, bring on the rain!..and high elevation snow. I attended the Upper Missouri Basin Advisory Committee annual meeting in April that presented information about our current snowpack conditions and predictions for Montana’s Streamflow Conditions for this season. I left excited, yet nervous about Montana’s streamflow conditions for.. read more →

Welcome to your Missouri River Fishing Report from Craig, Montana Flows below Holter Dam: 6810 CFS (median 6450) // Water Temp: about 51F The rains are back in #CraigAmerica! True to form, this spring has been totally crazy weather-wise here in Montana. Last week we had amazing 75 degree temps with blue bird sunny skies and now we’re back down to 60 degrees with.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report for 05.22.16 Flows below Holter Dam: 5680 CFS (“normally” 5700).  Water temp about 51F Fishing continues to be solid this second half of May!  The nymphing can be good to downright silly at times. There are enough noses up now to keep the attention of the DFO guys but as, usual, some.. read more →

Spring may have sprung on the calendar but you could fool me by the temperature and frozen precip falling from the sky!  It was warmer in January for crying out loud!  Nevertheless, it is Spring and the Rainbows are doing their thing they do at this time of year.  That means some ornery Rainbows and.. read more →