The water downriver is clearing already. The LPP Creek has about half the volume of mud as it was yesterday. Today, half as much again. Good vis all the way to Craig. The water is green but not dirty. I’d say 2 feet still in Craig with vis not an issue until you get to the Dearborn. Then not too bad. Guides all the way to Cascade again yesterday. No fear.
Tons of out of area guides here on the Missouri this wee and until Mid July. Until the west-side and north-side and south-side rivers recede. They all come to the Missouri. If you are headed here and need lodging please check out www.craiglodging.com.
Missouri River Montana Fishing Report
Good to great nymphing depending on who you ask. Morning was better than the afternoon yesterday, but today? Gotta go to know.
Worms were on fire yesterday. Today? Try it for your lead fly and go with it. It is a fly that the fish will come to in certain conditions. A valuable tool for spring conditions.
Sows, scuds, PT’s. The same stuff for the month. May is a terrific month for fly fishing on the Missouri. Will the dry fly bite come on?
That is what we are holding our breath about. The dry fly game. Still holding. Late nights is still the answer. For a couple. Not a handful.
- 2:01 PM MDT on July 17, 2018
- 9:00 PM MDT on July 18, 2018
Tuesday 07/17 20%
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Wednesday 07/18 0%
Sunny skies. High 92F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 07/19 0%
Mainly sunny. High 89F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 07/20 0%
Mainly sunny. High 93F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Getting cooler and getting wetter. Yep, spring in Montana. We did like th 70F weather last week. More ahead? not this week. Maybe the weekend will bring nicer skies. Although the BWO’s like the overcast. The fish like the overcast. The BWO’s get stuck when it is cooler and wetter. That is why the dry fly bite is better during overcast days. The bugs stay on the surface longer.
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