Missouri River Fishing Report

Friday, April 9, 2021
Missouri River Montana

Missouri River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:

The fishing on the upper waters can produce some nice rainbows that are in the river from Canyon Ferry but it is never a high numbers game. The water below Craig has been fishing well on nymphs but also some dry action on midges and early baetis. Fishing will be improving dramatically in the weeks ahead as water temps rise.

The Month Ahead:

The Mo should produce all spring but many of the rainbows will move out of the main river and into the tributaries. Some nice browns can be caught in the spring and remain in the main river.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

 The Missouri is a tailwater and always produces even during run off.  The fishing is often compressed just below the dam during run off so expect some other boats.  As runoff begins the water will rise and most of the action will be sub surface on worms and hot bead scuds but the fishing can be very productive.