The Mo has fished very well this last week and should continue to do so. This is a good option if you have a couple days to head around the Craig area. There are BWO's and March Browns coming off on the lower river, providing some solid dry fly fishing. Nymphing has been hot with brown and olive small mayfly patterns, sowbugs/scuds, San Juan worms, Zebra Midges, and black Perdigons. Streamer fishing has been good as well with smaller patterns like Sculpzillas, Sparkle Minnows, Rusty Trombones, & Buggers. Swingers are getting their fish on black or brown leeches as well as some softhackles. Watch for redds and respect the fish making the effort to revitalize the trout populations for the coming years.
Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.
Full day guided fly-fishing float 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.
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.