Missouri River Montana: Fly Fishing and Floating

Last night five members of the Cross Currents team did a late night float from the dam down to the WC bridge. Not only did we catch a lot of nice trout we managed to bag four nice walleye. Even though the flows were high we did very well fishing both streamers and nymphs. Only.. read more →

As the last of the run-off is flowing into the Missouri the river may not be fishing as many of us had hoped, but in contradiction many smaller streams in the Craig and Helena areas are beginning to drop in CFS and increase in clarity. This can be exciting for those who have been waiting.. read more →

    Good morning from the friendly fly fishing experts at CrossCurrents Fly Shop. We have some great fishing ahead of us this week! Weather is going to be nice a warm with a thunderstorm or two thrown in the mix. Flows are remaining steady at the mid 8K range. Flows coming into the chain.. read more →

The cold and high water found here in the Missouri River, now flowing at 8,670 CFS with a temperature of 51 degrees, is allowing the fish to be very active and feisty. When a fish is hooked expect a fun fight starting with a very long and strong run right after the hook set. Here.. read more →

  Things are picking up as we head into the summer season so the guys in Craig are opening up the shop from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are here 12 hours a day 7 days a week to help everybody with any of their Missouri River needs. Stop by the shop on Bridge.. read more →

  Grizzly Adams on a visit to Craig, MT read more →

  Flows this morning at Holter Dam are 8,980 cfs. Water temps are rising into the upper 40’s. The sunny weather yesterday seemed to slow fishing up. Some more bright skies this morning, but clouds are in the forecast for later today and the rest of the week. Overall fishing has gotten better as we.. read more →

  A little taste of a Missouri River rainbow trout to get you through the work week. This big ol’ fish took a worm fished deep along a nice soft inside seem down in the canyon section.   read more →

The MO just got another bump of water this afternoon.  We’re now over 8K.  They are making room in Canyon Ferry for runoff as their is more going out then is coming in right now.  The MO at over 8K is a much more difficult river to wade fish and most places are a no.. read more →

In case you haven’t heard, Montana received a lot of snow this winter…and we’ll probably get more this spring. As of April 12th, the Missouri River drainage is at 129% of average for precipitation…and it’s snowing as I write this. As a result, the all-knowing folks who operate the dams have bumped up the flows.. read more →