The Missouri has been fishing well with hoppers in the afternoon and remains an OK option. There will be a few fish eating tricos at around 10am but don't get your hopes too high. There have been a few callibaetis in limited areas and maybe a few fish rising. Big amyber there. If you do end up nymphing I'd try some midges, sowbugs/scuds, and just general attractor mayfly nymphs. Streamers are a good option with olive and white patterns being the best bet. Probably catch some weeds when ripping streamers.
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 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.