The Missouri River is still fishing great subsurface. Use small Baetis patterns, worms, sowbugs, Green Machines, and crayfish, and if you have to, Zebra midges to get hooked up. Streamer fishing could be good with small black or olive patterns. The best fishing is found below the Dam near Craig with some decent reports a bit low. Hopper fishing has been day to day. Good if you hit the right day. A few callibaetis are on the water. If you see some risers chuck a larger Parachute Adams or mega Spinner to get the eats. Get ready for another round of techy dry fly fishing once the fall baetis start hatching in numbers.
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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.