Top Ten List today on the Missouri River Fishing Report…
- Late June into early July. Most are heading out early. The heat has been a factor so get out there and get ’em. Take a Siesta, a nap, a full shift at Joe’s.
- Water temps are at 62F. Higher than normal? I really don’t know. But I do know that the dooms-dayers will tell you we are fouled. I try to stay more positive than that, they, them. Flows are at 4100cfs.
- 4th of July Party @ Headhunters. All day for America’s Birthday. BBQ, Beer, Fireworks.
- PMD’s are in style. The two hour period that you cannot catch them? I too am familiar. A PT is the way.
- Crips, spinnners, emergers, transitional duns, half duns, captive duns…plain old duns? Your choice. Every day seems to bring another story of success and failure. We love love June and July.
- DFO’s Unite.
- Weeds? Yes. More than normal? Maybe. Deal with it or go to the Madison.
- Caddis anglers are happy too. Good time in all sections. Skittering in the afternoon for your after noon fun. Get those PMD’s off of the line and change it up. Try the Stocking WIng, Missouri River Special, King’s River, X-Caddis, Buzzball, clipped Troth, Angelo’s Cut Wing or your fav. Swing it swinger.
- Trico Season is upon us. A game changer for sure. Now the DFO gang can use up an entire bottle of Frog’s Fanny by noon.
- Shop open at 6 or earlier this week for the long run. Free coffee and the first and last open on the river. Come in and chat with our very own long time trout bums. They do fish daily and can give you some recent insight and on the river reports.
GREAT INFO love the comment on the weeds, that’s Mark…..
Jonny boy: overreaction much? I can’t imagine what a control freak father you must be. Relax. This is Montana not San Diego.
Nice language you got there pal. My 11 year old son just read the post. Remember not every Fisher person is an old drunk who drinks when the fishing stinks. Clean it up or leave the post to the classy people out there. Your by know means a role model for the fishing youth!
I hear you Jonny Boy. Changed it up.
Just returned from fishing with Headhunter’s gang Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Caught our first fish on dries about 9:00 AM and or last about 4:30. Novices catching a lot, and those with a bit more experience are living in a dream. Big browns wanting to eat your fly in thin water! I cried when we had to leave.
Bigfoot-your report gives me hope! We are cyclists, not really fisher people, and and we are bringing my father (84 years old) up to fish the Missouri for the first time in his life. He has raft fished the Madison every other day for the last 20 years and the North Fork River out of Cody, Wyoming. He will only fish dry flies as he loves to watch the fish strike and I am beginning to panic about the heat and the knowing how to fish this river. We have already sought help from Headhunters and are thankful for their expertise!