Fishing Reports for Montana Rivers: Missouri River, Smith River, Blackfoot River and other streams.

Here on the Mo’ we are proud to report that bugs are hatching, fish are looking up, and dry fly season is in full swing. Consistent cloud cover and mild to absent winds have made for ideal conditions for spotting—and casting to—rising trout. Despite the rain, flows are hovering nicely around 7K (7170 CFS currently)… read more →

Well, I was left unsupervised in the shop for about an hour today. Enjoy the crossword puzzle. Fishing has been good and should only get better as we get into the week ahead. Dearborn float season is waning, but the rain may give us a few more days. Answers Down:  1. Wire,  2. Stabilize, 3… read more →

We are really enjoying the atypically low flows right now. With the MO at around 4900 cfs (normally around 5800), the dry fly bite has been picking up significantly, and the cloudy days of late have resulted in some banner sessions. Weather dictates how many fish will be up, but a few devoted anglers are.. read more →

The chillier weather has heated up the action on the MO. We’ve seen some classic spring weather here the last few days, and it has corresponded with more bugs, more risers, and more tight lines. The flows are declining slowly, with runoff looming in the distance. The MO is currently running at 4880 CFS. Cool.. read more →

May has brought us more bugs, more people out and about on the water, and more muddy water out of the Dearborn River. The overall picture of the MO right now is one of a river in transition. The fish are eating pink sows and winter bugs off and on, Baetis off and on, and.. read more →

Sunny, warmer days lately. Doesn’t help the fishing, but it makes for a beautiful fall day on the river. Winter weather will be back, so get out while you still can! Streamer season is about to hit the MO in full effect. Morning fishing has been slowing down, but as the daytime temps heat up,.. read more →

Tricos are hatching in full force and the fish are gorging! You want to hit the water early in the morning before the water warms up and look for big pods of fish sipping on spinners or before the divers come equipped with the best scuba diving masks, they can find online. Late afternoon to late.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report:  It’s Spring on a high snow pack year so the MO is flowing heavy -more than twice the normal CFS.  It’s at 12,400 cfs today when “normally” (whatever that means these days) it’s at 5,500. They (the Dam people) are calling for 12,900 by this weekend.  The water out of the.. read more →

Missouri River Fishing Report for late January 2018.  What a crazy month (as they all tend to be). Starting off with some serious winter weather and much needed snow. Then a couple of significant “January Thaws” as Aldo Leopold used to write about so eloquently.  Those thaws (which we are just getting out of one.. read more →

We started November with lots of snow and single digits and now we started December is much milder weather!  It’s Montana mind you so the weather doesn’t really need to make any sense -you just need to be prepared for any and all of it, every month of the year. The MO is shifting into.. read more →