Missouri River Fishing Report

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 10.4.13

As far as the fall fishing goes, it is as good as it gets.

The fish are happy at the water temperature of 56F and jumping like crazy. Hard fighting and certainly as fat as they ever are this time of year. Generally they are fat and healthy in the spring, but this year we are witnessing plump trout in the fall. The browns are all colored up too with the rainbows putting weight on daily.

Nymphing is just getting better, although I do not know how much better it could get. Short, medium and long are all depths you can fish at. All the normal flies seem to be working with Scuds, Worms, PT’s and the like doing damage consistently.

Missouri River Fishing Report October 4th

Upper River: Most are nymphing so if you like you can post up on some afternoon risers without much interruption. Those who want to streamer fish can roll on through and pick them up in skinny flats and deeper troughs. Sink tips or not. Your choice out there. Some of the best dry fly water on the entire river. So…

Mid River: Fishing very well. Riffles and runs so if you like that faster water environment get on down there. Blanket hatches of Psuedo here daily as well  with rising fish in softer water edges. And lots of them. The junior fish are certainly filling up the canyon. They are fiesty and race to the fly!

Lower River: Fishing well with streamers and dry flies. This is where the BWO’s start. BE careful down there with wind in the forecast.

The entire river is fishing well and don’t be afraid to fish anywhere anytime. Stop in for the up to the minute reports or give us a shout if you need anything including shuttles, flies, gloves, and anything to keep you warm this fall. How about a new fly line this fall. Make you happy long time.


The weather has turned sunny, yet cool. Hi of 46F forecast for today. Dress warmly although the active fishing should keep you warm!

Shop open daily from 7am til 8pm. Give us a shout if you need lodging or a guide trip this October or November. Never too early to book for next year either. See you soon on the Missouri.



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