Missouri River Fishing Report 3/19/2021 – Fins and Feathers Bozeman
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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/19/2021

    Current Conditions

    The Missouri River is a great option right now especially the nymphing. Pink has been good in worms, scuds and sowbugs. Good flies right now include, San Juan worms, Zebra Midges, Green Machines, Lightning Bugs, Pill Poppers, Carpet Bugs, and small mayfly imitations. Fish are stacked in their Winter holding spots so work this good water thoroughly. The midge fishing has been getting better and better. A small parachute trailed by a Griffith's Gnat can get the job done. Swinging has still been pretty solid so if you are into the two-handed style, it is still worth your time.

    Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Missouri River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

      The Mo' near Craig will be one of the better fly fishing options. This stretch has been nymphing really well with some good Midge fishing on top as well. The BWO's won't be too far off so keep an eye out for bugs on the surface and rising trout. For sub-surface, San Juan Worms, Zebra midges, Rainbow Warriors, Scuds/Sowbugs, or smaller Perdigons will get it done. Streamers have been worth a shot but is definitely a day-to-day game. Spey fishing is also a good idea if you are wade fishing and want to reach some of those harder runs out in the middle.

      Flows

      2980 CFS
      On 2022-11-25

      Streamflow

      Recommended Guided Trips

      Full-Day Guided Trip

      Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world

      • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
      • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
      • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
      • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
      • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
      • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
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      Montana Fly Fishing Packages

      Fins & Feathers of Bozeman’s Montana fly fishing packages offer convenience and value by bundling our guided services together with lodging options in Bozeman. Check out the example pricing - based on double occupancy in the rooms and with one of our Bozeman fly fishing guides. Email us or fill out our contact form to make a reservation and confirm availability.

      Please note that availability is extremely limited during the summer, we strongly encourage you to make reservations sooner, rather than later. Our deposit policy is the "friendliest in the industry" in that we don't require payment ($1.00) at booking and all reservations can be cancelled - with no penalty up to 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival date.

      These rates are guaranteed until June 1, 2022 and are likely to increase as availability decreases in both rooms and our guides fly fishing services

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      Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

      Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Missouri River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

      For Yellowstone River Shuttles Contact:

      CrossCurrents Fly Shop: (406) 235-3433
      Headhunters Fly Shop: (406) 235-3447

      Missouri River Overview

      The Missouri River is formed with the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers near Three Forks, Montana. The blue-ribbon stretches of the river are generally considered downstream in the “tail-water” sections, which are formed below several reservoirs. The best trout fishing section of the Missouri River is the stretch of river downstream from Holter Lake that our guides fish in the spring and early summer. Closer to Bozeman is the stretch of the Missouri River around Toston Reservoir which is a great mid-summer Carp destination that also holds a few large trout seasonally.