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 →

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 →

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 →

It is going to be a frigid one this weekend in Craig. Please travel responsibly; we’re due for a possible foot of snow with heavy winds if possible get an Aardy travel insurance. On the bright side, it looks like we will get back into the 40s around Tuesday, and the extended forecast looks like.. read more →

Cold and snowy out here today. Looks like that’s going to be our main deal for the week ahead, with air temps in the 30s and 40s. We are somehow still waiting for the big Baetis hatch. In the meantime, the fish are definitely eating those BWOs subsurface, and the streamer bite is pretty good.. read more →

Zugunruhe describes seasonal patterns of restless in migratory animals, especially birds. I can’t help but feel something of it myself as we all wait for fall weather to get things going. The fishing on the MO right now has hit a period of stasis. The dial is turned to “decent fishing with nymphs,” but we.. read more →