Missouri River Fishing Report July 30, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Missouri River Fishing Report 7/30/20

Date: 07/30/2020

Current Conditions

The mighty MO is still fishing really well. The upper river has been busy with fun floaters and fly fishers alike but this area has a lot more insect activity than the lower river. Trico hatches above Stickney have been pretty darn epic. The fish have surprisingly gotten a bit less picky the last few days. Trico patterns, ants, and caddis have been the best flies to toss at risers. Fish have started to take hoppers on the lower river and a little bit up towards Wolf Creek. Nymphing has been very good. Caddis pupa, sow bugs, zebra midges, and drowned tricos have been our go-to subsurface flies. Streamer fishing will result in catching mostly weeds at this point.

COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 31, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Purchase fishing licenses online at fwp.mt.gov (we are now selling licenses as well, but ask that you try online first)
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.

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    Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies in our online store for both shipping and curbside pickup. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the Missouri River before you head out and we'll have them ready for you to pick up!

    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

    4590 CFS
    On 2020-7-30

    Streamflow

    Missouri River Fishing Report 7/30/20 Streamflow

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    Missouri River Overview

    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.

    Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

    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.

    Missouri River Access Map