Good weekend ahead of us here on the Missouri River. Good weather too. If you like potential snow and rain. You should like this weekend just fine.
The tributaries are clear and clean and the entire river is fishing just fine. Some of the normal mayflies for this month are starting to pop and we are just fine with that. BWO’s and a few March Browns seen too. Get on board and keep the dry fly rod out. Get it in the rotation for the weekend and beyond.
Thursday 02/22 0%
Cloudy. High 17F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 02/23 0%
Sunny skies. High 22F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 02/24 20%
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 26F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunday 02/25 50%
Cloudy. Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 33F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Things to remember for the weekend ahead and the Missouri River Montana Fishing Report
Lodging. Not your tent. Unless you like your tent. And your tent companion. www.Craiglodging.com
Boat. Bring your boat or you boat rowing dude, or gal. Rent one, a boat. Rent a rower at Headhunters. Or drag your own over and dump it in the Mo. We will help you with the fly selection and the reaches that you want to see. Go anywhere you want with safe cruising from the top to the bottom.
Flies. Firebeads, a bundle of sows, scuds, worms, Amex, Czechs, the color purple, Peep Shows, Frenchie’s, a plethora of midge patterns, and some cool white streamers. White was the color of the week. Will it hold through the weekend? Maybe. Dries like big Adams, a March Brown pattern or two, midge clusters, Buzzballs, Rabbit Foot Clusters, and many more our Fly Guru Ben McNinch has in store for you the Missouri River angler.
Gear. Raincoats. Handwarmers. Boat Heaters. Gloves.
Smiles. Wide ones please.
Flows. The tribs are clear and clean. No problem there. The Mo is near 9K. Below the Dearborn more like 10K. Its cool with the water temps at 48F bouncing around the last couple weeks with the variable daytime weather conditions. The Dearborn is falling and nearing 600cfs. The Pear shows a similar trend. Clear too.
The Missouri River. Great shape, great hatches, great times.
Headhunters Fly Shop. Open all weekend at 730am w/ free rot-gut coffee, flies, info, shuttles, that killer one of kind logo wear, gloves, new and super cool headwear from Buff, rental NRS Freestone Drifters, SIMMS waders…
Headhunters Guides Ben Hardy and Mark Raisler with guests last week at Mountain Place in the image above. We love the sun. The canyon is good and the lower river is getting better. The upper? Busy.