The flows on the Missouri River have been holding at around 3400 cfs and we have some hot weather coming through this week. We have heard that the flows will not be bumped up much at all throughout the entire summer. This could mean difficult fishing on the MO later in the year. Nymphing has been best with PMD nymphs and Caddis pupa patterns. Perdigons, Midges, and worms have also been getting fish. This warm weather should provide good dry-fly fishing with Caddis in the evenings. Streamer fishing has been hit or miss but it's always worth a shot. This area can get pretty crowded this time of year so make sure you are respecting other anglers using the river. Some PMD's have been hatching but nothing exceptional yet. A few fish rising but pretty slow on the surface overall.
Feel free to stop by the shop to talk with the guys if you have any questions regarding flies, leader and tippet recommendations, or how to set up your nymph rig. They love swapping stories and offering direction to help you succeed on your next trip to the MO. Our shop hours are from 8am - 6pm daily, Monday-Sunday. Keep those lines tight and stay classy friends.
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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.