Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

Flows Below Holter: 4800 cfs (normally 4900)…. Water Temperature: 34° F…. Flows Below Hauser: 4930 cfs (normally 3720)…. Water Temperature: low to mid 30’s…. Crazy warm and beautiful weather (for January) the past few days has made for some pretty sweet conditions to get out and wet a line.  The fishing on the MO has been pretty good.. read more →

Flows Below Holter: 4860 cfs…. Water Temperature: 33.8° F…. Flows Below Hauser: 5120 cfs…. Water Temperature: COLD…. Fingers crossed for the week ahead. If the weather man is right, it could be the break lots of use have been waiting for! Kick cabin fever in the gonads and get out there people! Looking like temps peaking this weekend.. read more →

Flows: 4670 cfs…. Water Temperature: 34.2° F…. Freezing Fog..that’s what its like in Helena today, but the Live Web Cam shows some sun hitting the MO’. This weekend temps were just right for some good Winter fishing. The kids and I tried ice fishing for the first time on Spring Meadow Lake, while Ben, our new employee, and Chris floated the MO’… read more →

CrossCurrents Fly Shop would like to announce the recent addition to our crew – Ben Cooley. Just like the “Golden Bear” CrossCurrents Fly Shop is ‘Ready for Service’, and so is Ben. We may not be the Navy crew of over 600 mates aboard the USS Sacramento that for over a year Ben called home, but.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report for 09/18/14: Clouds are out and fish are up, get your Thursday morning rolling with a Grade A fishing report for the Mighty MO. Water temps are great and should continue to drop through out the month, sitting at a pretty 59 F this afternoon. It will stay cloudy all morning, then.. read more →

It was a great float on Montana’s Missouri River last weekend for The Todd family. All four Todd’s were able to get some trout in the net, some were even on dries. However, what we learned had nothing to do with how to actually catch trout. Well, maybe it has to do with how to.. read more →

Fishing out on the Missouri continues to be very productive, if you know how to get the moss off you’re fly in a hurry. The mornings are definitely more productive than the evenings with massive Trico spinner falls happening daily around 8:30 or 9:00 am. Last evening CrossCurrents Owner Chris Strainer went out and caught.. read more →

On the Missouri River the most sought after fish is obviously trout. But when living in Craig and fishing nearly every single day a fly fisherman may like to get out of the normal swing of things and try his or her hand at something new. The big black shadows that are found smoothly gliding.. read more →

As fly fisherman we have a few common goals when fishing, and one of these goals is not usually to put dinner on the table. Although, occasionally a walleye finds itself securely attached to the end of ones tippet and it is very difficult to send that tasty morsel back to the depths of the river… read more →

  We are enjoying the dry fly fishing during the heart of Trico season on Montana’s Missouri River. Lot’s of bugs out on a daily basis. Get out early and catch the spinner fall, it can be fantastic fishing. These photos are fresh through the lens  from this mornings hatch. Photos by Will Darby. read more →