Missouri River Fishing Report April 5, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Missouri River Fishing Report 4/5/2021

Date: 04/05/2021

Current Conditions

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.


Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Missouri River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

    Mar. 29 - 2021

    • Face coverings are mandatory (Gallatin County Health Dept. Mandate)
    • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the store
    • In-store license sales will be available 3/1/21 (buy online at fwp.mt.gov in the meantime)
    • Private shopping is available in 30-minute time-slots, call 406-586-2188 to make a reservation
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    Flows

    3740 CFS
    On 2021-4-5

    Streamflow

    Missouri River Fishing Report 4/5/2021 Streamflow

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    Full-Day Guided Trip

    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.

    • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
    • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
    • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
    • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
    • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
    • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
    • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
    • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability
    • COVID-19 Operation Plan
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    Special Rates

    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.

    • Typical Start Time Between 5-6 AM
    • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
    • Float Trip Option Only
    • Trip Ends Between Noon and 2 PM
    • Available July 15 - August 31
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    Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Missouri River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

    For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:

    CrossCurrents Fly Shop: (406) 235-3433
    Headhunters Fly Shop: (406) 235-3447


    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.

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