Missouri River Montana Fishing Report

Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 9.9.14

I think the hopper fishing is over for the week. Maybe the Trico’s too. Callibaetis? Oh they will be strong as well as the Psuedo’s. Hatch-O-Mania.

Look at the river stats and the weather before dressing for the day. Hot soup, hot coffee, hand warmers, and boat heaters. See, easy.


The hopper bite has been good enough to get you through the afternoon, until today. October Caddis may be the ticket if you choose to dry fly fish blindly. Or try the C’Baetis Spinner. Nymen’s Calli Cripple? All good dry fly choices as the weather turns toward the fall.

Big nymph show as you know in September. Hot flies include the ever popular Rainbow Czech Nymph. The Pearl Lightening Bug is key too. Then all the spin-offs like the LGM, S & M, Bubbleback BWO, PT, Red Headed Step Child, Indogo Child, Military May Black, Two-Bit Hooker, RS2’s, and more like them. Come in for the best techy tiny nymph fly selection in the Tri-County region.

Lots of sale stuff in the shop as well as a bundle of warm clothing for cooler days. Hats, gloves, hand warmers, free hot coffee, and waterproof SIMMS jackets. How about new waders to get you through the fall winter and spring. The Demo Rods are nearly gone but some good Loomis, Orvis, Echo rods still wanting to leave the cond=fines of the store.

Streamer dudes will get all hopped up this week. Start near the dam and strip freely. Not as easy as you head downstream. Go lower if you want some freedom from crowds. Lower middle? Just bee creative and pick your stretch based on the factors you appreciate. Solace, bugs, style, time of day, drinks…

Blackfoot River is a long shot as it can get really cold across the divide. Call for an update and a snow report?

This fall foreshadowing should pass and we will get a little more beautiful September weather. The Golden Eagles are moving through, the Osprey are leaving, the Mink are preparing for winter, the anglers are prepping fro greatness, and you are planning either your hunting or fishing trips for October and November.

Shop open daily at 7am and open late til 8pm for all your river needs. Forget something important? Stop in and we can help!



Fall Fly Fishing, Hoppers, Missouri River Montana Fishing Report
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