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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/28/20

Date: 11/28/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing well below the dams. Nymphing has been the most productive, but we should start to see some more Midge activity in the near future...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/24/20

Date: 11/24/2020

The Missouri River should produce well as temperatures rise into the mid-forties every day. The fishing has been great pretty much all day but a bit better when the sun...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/16/20

Date: 11/16/2020

The Missouri River should produce well as temperatures rise into the mid-forties. Still might be a bit gusty but that shouldn't have too much effect on the fishing. It's mostly...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/9/20

Date: 11/09/2020

The Missouri River is a good option when the weather gets cold. The dams provide consistent water temps and even though a lot of the dry fly fishing has slowed...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/6/20

Date: 11/06/2020

The Missouri has been good. Nymphing with a worm, Baetis, midge, or sowbug/scud, or crayfish have been effective. Mornings have been the best for nymphing into mid afternoon, around 2pm...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/4/20

Date: 11/04/2020

The MO has been fishing well once again. Nymphing with a worm, natural Baetis, midges, and sowbug/scud imitations will still be the best way to pick up fish. Start with...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/2/20

Date: 11/02/2020

The MO has been fishing well once again.  The weather has returned to what is pretty normal for this time of the year. Nymphing with a worm, natural Baetis, midges...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/28/20

Date: 10/28/2020

The MO is back in action baby. Temporarily not a fun place to be as of last week. Weather has returned to what is pretty normal for this time of the...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/26/20

Date: 10/26/2020

The cool weather won't affect the MO as much as some of the other Rivers here in SW Montana. Nymphing with a worm, natural Baetis, midges, and sowbug/scud imitations will...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/21/20

Date: 10/21/2020

Today is a great looking day to catch the baetis hatch on the MO. Cold tomorrow and well into the weekend. Like really cold. And snow. Nymphing a worm, natural...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/15/20

Date: 10/15/2020

Finally cool weather in the Craig area. The baetis got the memo as have the trout. Cool and calm days will produce excellent BWO action in the late morning and...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/12/20

Date: 10/12/2020

Finally cool weather in the Craig area. The baetis got the memo as have the trout. Cool and calm days will produce excellent BWO action in the late morning and...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/9/20

Date: 10/09/2020

The Missouri River has been decent. With the upcoming weather, fishing should start to pick up. Subsurface methods have been the most productive. Nymphing a crayfish, natural Baetis, midges, and...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/7/20

Date: 10/07/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing decent with nymphs. In summary, it's hot and windy. Hopefully, that will change this weekend with a bit of a cold front moving in...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/5/20

Date: 10/05/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing well with nymphs. There have been plenty of psuedos out and about with some midges and caddis mixed in. The weeds are clearing out...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/1/20

Date: 10/01/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing well with nymphs and streamers. The weeds are clearing out as well as the summertime crowds. Big fish are starting to become aggressive and...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/29/20

Date: 09/29/2020

The Missouri River is fishing great right now with nymphs. Swing action will get going in no time. Weeds are quickly dissipating. Great for dry fly, streamer and nymph anglers...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/27/20

Date: 09/27/2020

The Missouri River is fishing great right now with nymphs. Small, natural Baetis patterns, sowbugs, and crayfish have been getting things done. Midges are also a good bet if they...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/22/20

Date: 09/22/2020

The Missouri River is fishing great right now with nymphs. Small, natural Baetis patterns, sowbugs, and crayfish have been getting things done. Midges are also a good bet if they...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/20/20

Date: 09/20/2020

The Missouri River is fishing great right now with nymphs. Small, natural Baetis patterns, sowbugs, and crayfish have been getting things done. Midges are also a good bet if they...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/18/20

Date: 09/18/2020

The Missouri River is nymphing very very well. Use small Baetis patterns, worms, sowbugs, Green Machines, and crayfish, and if you have to, Zebra midges to get hooked up. Streamer...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/14/20

Date: 09/14/2020

The Missouri River is still fishing great subsurface. Use small Baetis patterns, worms, sowbugs, Green Machines, and crayfish, and if you have to, Zebra midges to get hooked up. Streamer...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/10/20

Date: 09/10/2020

The Missouri River has slowed as far as surface action goes. Nymphing has been hot, hot hot, just like the fish. Get ready for finger burning runs when you hook...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/7/20

Date: 09/07/2020

The Missouri River has been ok. This cooler weather should turn some things on. Brown trout should start moving around getting ready for the spawn in the next upcoming months...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/30/20

Date: 08/30/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing ok. This colder weather to change that up though. Nymphing below the dam near Craig has been the best with small Baetis patterns or...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/28/20

Date: 08/28/2020

The Missouri river is moving slow and warm right now. The best fishing is found near Craig below the dam. Fish are starting to become picky and less active there...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/24/20

Date: 08/24/2020

The mornings have been fishing pretty well but the peak heat of the day has been shutting it off. Still, some Tricos for the early morning angler but these bugs...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/21/20

Date: 08/21/2020

Fishing early has been good but the afternoons are hot and slow. Some tricos, but not really. Late morning switch up to hoppers or ants to get after the hungry...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/19/20

Date: 08/19/2020

Fishing early has been good but the afternoons are hot and slow. Some tricos, but not really. Ants and hoppers have been the best on the surface. Nymphing on the...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/17/20

Date: 08/17/2020

There are still some Tricos to be found early in the morning but the Mo' is moving into the next season. Good casts and presentations are key to feeding these...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/15/20

Date: 08/15/2020

The tricos are out still and the early morning spinner fall has been decent with really small imitations. Good casts and presentations are required to get it done. Hoppers have...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/12/20

Date: 08/12/2020

The Missouri is a good option for your technical dry fly enthusiast. The Tricos are out still and the early morning spinner fall has been decent with really small imitations...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/8/20

Date: 08/08/2020

The Missouri is still fishing quite well. Subsurface is the most effective for numbers. A Crawfish trailed by a smaller fly has been the way to go under an indicator...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 8/4/20

Date: 08/04/2020

The Missouri is still a viable fishing option for those looking to cast at some risers. Trico hatches are still thick and the late morning spinner fall has led to...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/30/20

Date: 07/30/2020

The mighty MO is still fishing really well. The upper river has been busy with fun floaters and fly fishers alike but this area has a lot more insect activity...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/27/20

Date: 07/27/2020

Fly fishing the Missouri River has been a great choice. The upper river has been busy with fun floaters and fly fishers alike but this area has a lot more...

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