Craig Montana, Missouri River, Rock Creek Fire Update
Craig is open. No evacuation. Roads open. Anglers fishing. Tubers, tubing.
Guide Trips are all out. No worries here unless the smoke gets too and. We will keep you informed here on this very site.
Smoke in the air. Lots of it. All guide trips out today. The fish don’t care. They are all wet.
Water temps at the dam 63.8F this am. Water temps in the afternoon downriver below Craig near 70F.
Flows are 2970cfs. Bumping around during the day for peak power generation. Low.
PMD’s. YEp. Waning? Maybe. Another couple weeks maybe. Spinner rule. Or Half Dun Hatching. Or emergers.
Caddis. Yessir. Spents. Emergers. Another month for sure. We hope.
Trico’s. Waxing. The headliner for the month. Spinners. Duns? Gonna go a couple months.
Nymphers fishing the center of the river. Deep and fast. High oxygen rate. Certainly as the day goes by, look for them in the quick paced water. Split or not. Tung-Head flies work. PMD’s and Caddis will the Zebra too. Small and black flies will get the fish interested in the Trico nymph.
Lodging opening up in the next couple weeks. And guide availability is good in the last week of the month. But disappearing.
Trying to keep cool here in central Montana. Weather for the next week is warm. Cool afternoon thunderstorms would be good, sans lightening.
Any Q’s you may have look us up or call 406-235-3447. Open daily 530am til 8pm.