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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/13/20

Date: 07/13/2020

The Missouri River flows are 6,160 cfs at Holter dam. The fishing has been good with more fish looking up for dries. PMDs and caddis are both around in good numbers and getting trouts attention. ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/10/20

Date: 07/10/2020

The Missouri River is finally on the drop. Now flowing at 7,220 cfs wade fishing is becoming an option once again and fish have been looking up. Still a ton of PMD's hatching and caddis are out and ab...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/3/20

Date: 07/03/2020

The Missouri River is fishing great right now. But not on the surface. Very few fish have been up with how high the flows have been. Still a ton of PMD's hatching and caddis are out and about. If you ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 6/26/20

Date: 06/26/2020

The Missouri River is fishing great right now. Dry fly action has been kind of tough this last week. Still a ton of PMD's hatching and caddis are out and about. But rising fish have been picky and spo...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 6/14/20

Date: 06/14/2020

The Missouri River is clear and fishing well. Dry-fly season is just getting going. PMDs are really hatching and the fish are looking up for them. Flows are now below 7,000 cfs. Great for dry fly fi...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 6/5/2020

Date: 06/05/2020

The Missouri River is clear and fishing well. Dry-fly season is just getting going. PMDs are hatching and the fish are looking up for them. Some caddis have been out, but no blanket hatches yet. Look ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 4/18/20

Date: 04/18/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 4/15/20

Date: 04/15/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 4/14/20

Date: 04/14/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 4/9/20

Date: 04/09/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/29/20

Date: 03/29/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. "Get Free Ground Shipping+" on online or phone orders over $15​ Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for phone orders and l...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/24/20

Date: 03/24/2020

​Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering complimentary curbside delivery, local delivery (Bozeman), and free ground shipping. Order online or over th...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/20/20

Date: 03/20/2020

The Missouri River has been picking up again after this last cold weekend. Near Craig has still been the most consistent fishing. Your typical tailwater patterns are going to be the most consistent fl...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/19/20

Date: 03/19/2020

The Missouri River has been picking up again after this last cold weekend. Weather looks great leading into this coming weekend. Deep and slow has been the name of the game with light olive colors, wh...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/13/20

Date: 03/13/2020

The Missouri River was fishing well but expect it to get tougher with the cold weather that is expected starting today. Deep and slow has been the name of the game with light olive colors, whites, and...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/10/20

Date: 03/10/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing pretty darn good with the warm air temperatures we have seen. Streamer fishing has been surprisingly good with how cold water temperatures still are. Deep and slow ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/4/20

Date: 03/04/2020

The Missouri River has been fishing alright and seems to be getting better. We've gotten good reports of streamer fishing up there. Swinging buggers, leeches and clousers is the name of the game, both...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/23/20

Date: 02/23/2020

The Missouri River has been on and off it seems. One day it can fish well and then the next day its the opposite. The good news is that there have been some nice fish being pulled out, so if you are l...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/17/20

Date: 02/17/2020

The Missouri River has slowed a bit from the last report. Midges have yet to really get going. Nymphing has produced more whitefish than trout recently. The section from Wolf Creek Bridge to Craig has...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/12/20

Date: 02/12/2020

The Missouri River is still fishing pretty well but was a bit slower with the recent cold weather. The second half of this week the fishing should be good with better air temperatures starting tomorro...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/8/20

Date: 02/08/2020

The Missouri river will still be a decent fishing option if you are in the area. Snowy and windy over there this weekend. Fishing will still be pretty good up near the dam. Tosssing nymphs such as cla...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/4/20

Date: 02/04/2020

The weather near Craig is now a bit chillier than it was. Fishing will still be pretty good up near the dam. Tosssing nymphs such as classic winter tailwater patterns into deep slow moving water will ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/26/20

Date: 01/26/2020

The weather near Craig is still looking exceptionally warm for this time of the year. Fishing has been and looks like it should stay good for at least another week. Nymphing will still be the best met...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/21/20

Date: 01/21/2020

The weather on the Missouri River near Craig is expected to be in the mid 40's all week. Fishing, as a result of this weather should be pretty darn good. We have heard some great swinging reports. Nym...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/15/20

Date: 01/15/2020

The Missouri River near Craig has colder weather than the Bozeman area. Fishing will be tough and keeping ice off of your guides will be even more difficult. Nymphing will work best if you do get out....

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/11/20

Date: 01/11/2020

The Missouri River has been good and pretty warm but temperatures will be dropping significantly the next few days. High temps are expected to be in the teens or lower. Nymphing has still been the bes...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/6/20

Date: 01/06/2020

The Missouri River Craig and above usually provides great winter fishing options. Weather looks to be pretty good that direction the next few days as long as the wind is not blowing extra hard. Sowbug...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/2/20

Date: 01/02/2020

The Missouri River in the Craig area will provide a great winter fishing option. The air temperatures in that direction are a little higher than around Bozeman. Once the river sees a few rays and warm...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/28/19

Date: 12/28/2019

The Missouri River above Craig is usually always a great fishing option. The most effective method will be nymphing deep and slow all winter. Sowbugs and Scuds in pink #14-16 with a midge pupa below s...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/17/19

Date: 12/17/2019

The Missouri River is a great winter option when we have mild weather like we have seen this December. Nymphing will be the best option for the winter except there are times when midges will have a fe...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/14/19

Date: 12/14/2019

The Missouri River can provide some great, technical dry fly fishing in the Winter months. The best fishing will be found below Holter dam near Craig. Nymphing these fish can be incredibly effective w...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/11/19

Date: 12/11/2019

Best fishing will be found above Craig on the Missouri for the rest of the winter. It will be easiest to pick up fish in water that is walking speed or in some cases even slower. Deep nymphing with a ...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/4/19

Date: 12/04/2019

The Missouri River is still fishing but will be best above Craig. Find fish in water that is walking speed or in some cases even slower. Deep nymphing with a combination of pink Sow/ Scud #14-16 and r...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/30/19

Date: 11/30/2019

The Missouri River is getting to be pretty slushy on the lower river so fishing will be best above Craig. High temperatures will be above freezing for the majority of this coming week. Midges are hatc...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/27/19

Date: 11/27/2019

It's getting colder in the Craig area this week. Not super cold yet but below freezing thru Thanksgiving week. Midges are hatching to some extent but don't expect a lot of dry fly activity. Afternoons...

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/23/19

Date: 11/23/2019

The Missouri River is still fishing well as we approach Thanksgiving. It looks like it will continue to be nice and relatively warm for a few more days until it gets really cold the middle of next wee...

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