Missouri River Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Missouri River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The Missouri near Craig and Wolf creek is producing some good baetis dry fly action and some late terrestrial fishing. The Upper river above Canyon Ferry is 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. 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 carp are still in the river although the carping is getting tougher as water temps drop.

The Month Ahead:
The Upper Mo will be a fun option into late October.  The Tailwater section should also produce some decent fall action.  

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.