Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 9.13.15

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 9.13.15

A fish caught by long time Headhunters client John Tomlinson outta Seattle WA.

Little Green Machine was the fly in skinny afternoon short leash water.

Is short leash the answer? Sometimes yes, and other times no.

Deep nymphing is still applicable on a daily basis too.

But not everybody is tossing the nymph rig. Hopper fishing is probably better than it was during the “hopper season”. Why? Could be the pressure. Certainly less now.

Trico hatches on the upper river have kept the techy small dry fellers are just awesome. The late season Trico action can kept you busy for a few hours. Find them in skinny water. Shaded areas? Fish ’em.

A few adult October Caddis in the skies. Quite a few Callibaetis in the Callibaetis areas.That September caddis is around on sunny days. Look for splashy rises and cast the dry at them.

So good to great, for this time period, dry fly action. I guess it is a return to the historical Septembers of years past. Not too much of this going in in the recent years. We warn folks about the lack of the dry fly opportunities when they are booking for that type of angling. But, but this month has turned out to be pretty damn good.

The streamer fishing is good too. Pray for overcast and get out the big stick. Check out the demo rods at Headhunters or come in and get a SAGE Accel 7wt. John called it the best streamer rod he has ever thrown. So, get in and get one today! IT is streamer season and it continues through the month of November.

Then we get to Missouri River Trout Spey season. Look for the Women’s Spey Clinic in November and then the FREE Trout Spey Clinics sponsored by Headhunters Fly Shop beginning in December.

Fishing this fall will be great. If September is any indication, and I think it is, then the October and November fishing will be stellar! Book today for the guide trips you want in October for the BWO hatch. We have guides and lodging for your late fall trip. A bundle of anglers are out hunting so you may have the place to yourself?

Look for an early start to that October fishing if we can get rid of this hot September weather. The water temps shot up with the 90F yesterday. But they will return to the 60F mark Monday.

Nice fall temps on the Mo
Nice fall temps on the Mo

Missouri River water flows are at the historic level of 4K. Look to see the flows stay stable throughout the extended fall fishing season.

Shop open daily at 7am with sale items, new fall clothing, the most extensive streamer fly collection in the canyon, demo rods for sale, the only SIMMS dealer on the river, fly lines, and honest free information all at Headhunters of Craig Montana.

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 9.13.15
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