A Missouri River fishing trip is a truly unbelievable home for trout...
It boasted one of the highest trout populations in Montana in 2017, with over 5,000 fish per mile – and 20″ fish are common. Obviously, chances of having a good day while Missouri River fishing are high. Not only are the fish numerous, but it’s also abundant in aquatic bug life, making for exceptional sight and dry fly fishing.
The Missouri river is an unbelievable home for trout below Holter Lake through the town of Craig and downstream to Cascade, Montana. This 40 mile stretch of water has every possible type of fishing from dry to streamers.
GUIDE RATE $650
- Includes rods, reels, flies and catered riverside lunches
- Suitable for most ages 12 & over
Best Fishing Times
The Missouri River is one of the Must Fish Rivers in Montana. It fishes particularly well between April through mid July, a time when many rivers in Montana are negatively disrupted by the annual spring run-off. As a tailwater the river remains fishable in all but the most abnormally high run-offs. Mid-July through mid-September are often a bit warm for great fishing. However by later September through early November the river returns to its typically great fishing.
The Fishing Experience
The Mighty Mo offers ample opportunities to novice and advanced anglers alike will find equal opportunity to find quality days. As previously stated the Missouri River offers the highest fish quality and quantity in the state, boasting over 6,000+ fish/mile and 20 inch fish are common. Expert dry fly anglers will find the challenge of casting to large, selective trout the utmost but rewarding experience.
Missouri River Hatches
April offers midges and the start of Beatis or BWO’s. The month of May is quite productive with the BWO’s, midges, March Browns and the beginning of Caddis. June is the continuation of Caddis and the start of Pale Morning Duns (PMD). July has Caddis, PMDs, and the start of tricos – along with the occasional hoppers.