The Missouri River has been nymphing well. Good flies include Pink worms, sowbugs/scuds, Zebra Midges, Baetis nymphs, Carpet Bugs, and Pink Lightning bugs. Fish are still stacked in the slower-deeper runs right now so make sure you are working these spots thoroughly and that you are getting your flies in front of where the trout are holding. Streamer fishing has been hit or miss but it is always worth a shot when headed over this way. Dry fly fishing has yet to pick up but the BWOs should be popping soon if not today. Midges are showing up in good numbers and some people have found patches of decent fishing to pods of fish.
Mar. 29 - 2021
Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.
Summertime full day trips on the lower Madison include early start times but still give a typical full day experience. These are great options for people with afternoon or early evening plans.
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.