Missouri River Fishing Report July 17, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/17/2021

Date: 07/17/2021

Current Conditions

The Mighty MO is fishing well but the flows are still low. Still not a ton of fish rising but if you put in the work you can still get some critters on top. Caddis in the evenings, PMD's in the mornings with tricos getting stronger daily. Spinners are the way to go for both tricos and PMD's. #18 at the largest. Prospecting ant/hopper or caddis rigs have been producing a bit as well. Crowded up top but pretty warm on the lower river. Streamers non-existent until cooler clowdy days. Nymph right down the middle with zirdles, little green machines, zebra midges, and PMD Splitback Shady.

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.

    Flows

    2880 CFS
    On 2021-7-17

    Streamflow

    Missouri River Fishing Report 7/17/2021 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
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    Half-Day Guided Trip

    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.

    • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
    • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
    • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
    • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
    • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
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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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