May Day Missouri River Fishing Report

May Day Missouri River Fishing Report

Better dry fly daily. You will still have to work hard to find the sipping trout as there are not many in the high and bright sun.

But later in the day. When the skies become hazy? You know Headhunters runs shuttles late right? Just sayin’.

It can be pretty good with fish busting midge balls in a totally random manner. How do you fish for fish that are not rising on a specific bug in a specific lane?

It’s simple…Keep casting.


Sunny today and warm. Look for the bottle of sunscreen and hide the rest with a new Buff.

The Dearborn River and Little Prickly Pear streams are running clean. A touch of color for a couple hundred feet is all. No blown feeder creeks here. Stickney Creek and Sheep Creek are gin clear. Check out the charts and you will see stability.

May Day Missouri River Fishing Report

Nymphing about average. The fish are not on the hard core bite but tossing and chasing the bobber all day long will bring plenty of fish to hand. Good drifts allow you to be in the game. Bad drifts? Nobody has time for too many of those. Mend man.

And again man.

Baetis, midges, and more hatching from the morning hours onward. Fishing through the day into the evening will pay off!

The streamer guys are getting them in tailouts and finding the thinner water whether it be slow or fast. Get them in there and strip. The water temps rising are getting the fish in a better mood for the chase.

Come in and rent the Inflatable Drift Boat the Freestone Drifter from Northwest River Supply. It kick’s ass. Adipose Rental Boats too. The Flow is really a great tool for this river.

May has arrived and we look forward to the sun daily. Sun daily is a good thing for we here in central Montana still chilled to the bone from the cooler winter we endured.

Shop open daily from 7:30am and late til 7:30pm. Tons of new logo wear has arrived along with hats and cool accessories too. Need sunglasses for the sun this week? Smith and Costa with all the hottest styles at Headhunters Fly Shop and Guide Service.

Baetis, fishing report, March Browns, May Fly Fishing Montana, Midge Fishing, Midge Hatch
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