Missouri River Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Missouri River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The Missouri near Craig and Wolf creek is producing some good trico dry fly action in the mornings with some decent terrestrial fishing in the afternoons. The Upper river above Canyon Ferry will start improving as trout from the lake move up into the river. This is a low numbers game fishery but there are some nice trout to contend with. Nymphing a large zonker trailed by a basic smaller attractor is a good bet. 

The Month Ahead:
The Upper Mo will get better and better the later into September we get as more fish push into the river. It is also a nice option to bring a dry fly rod along to keep an eye out for big rainbows sipping on baetis dries if you are so lucky. The Tailwater section should also produce some good fishing through September.  

Long Term Fishing Forecast: 
The Missouri near Craig can produce some good winter wade fishing but it is a big and windy river to float in the winter months.  Standard fair like a pink sow bug trailed by a midge larva is a good option.