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The Fall

Channel Outfitters

Well kids, it looks like the August cool down has happened right on time. The dry-fly fishing this August has been the best I’ve ever seen! I think the fish will continue to look up for ants, hoppers, caddis and tiny suedos. No need to nymph fish at this point, it’s good as well. The browns are big and the rainbows are fat. Time to get your fall fishing on.

Big Browns With Channel Outfitters

Summer Fly-Fishing

Big Browns With Channel Outfitters

Things have really heated up here on the Missouri River. It’s hot and so is the fishing. The water is nearly at a good level to fish some dries. The nymph fishing is quiet hot! We get a big brown almost every day. Hopper fishing will be soon. Time to get on over to the Mo!!!

Missouri River Fly-Fishing Guides

Missouri River

Well folks the Mighty Mo is fishing really well! May is nearly gone and June is my favorite month! June brings the best dry-fly fishing of the season. The big fish like to eat the PMDs and caddis at the same time, what ever fly get to the fish first. The river still needs to come down a bit for great dry-fly action. Look for mid month to be great fishing like the Missouri is famous for!

Fly Fishing The Missouri River

One of the best ways to learn more about fishing Montana’s Missouri River is to hire a guide your first time or two. The mighty Mo can be a real challenge to fly fishers who have never fished here before. We as guides see it all the time, first time Missouri anglers with all the right flies but no fish in the net. Usually new anglers have the right flies, weight and depth as prescribed at the fly shop. The common factor is poor rowing ability and lack of knowledge on where to look for trout. The Missouri is big and flat to the average eye. One must look close at the surface to understand the subtle shelves and drop offs below.

I see many first timers only catch a fish or two on a multi day fishing trip. Maybe they are too proud to go guided or simply can’t afford it. Either way a guide can help you get started on the mighty Mo! When we have our famous hatches, finding those trout can be a lot easier! Wade fisherman can actually do well if the flows are within reason for wade fishing. Good luck and happy fishing!