The Missouri was fishing very well but is now cold. Very cold. The next time the air temperature will reach 32 degrees is maybe Sunday. If you are willing to clear your guides of ice after every few casts the Missouri will be a good option. If you plan to bear the frigid temperatures this week fish Zebra Midges, worm variations, or scuds or sow bugs below an indicator. Swinging will be a valid option as well.
WATCH YOUR STEP! The Brown trout are gearing for spawn so make sure you avoid active redds and let them do their thing in peace!
The Missouri River is formed with the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers near Three Forks, Montana. The blue-ribbon stretches of the river are generally considered downstream in the “tail-water” sections, which are formed below several reservoirs. The best trout fishing section of the Missouri River is the stretch of river downstream from Holter Lake that our guides fish in the spring and early summer. Closer to Bozeman is the stretch of the Missouri River around Toston Reservoir which is a great mid-summer Carp destination that also holds a few large trout seasonally.