Join the Montana Angling Company and our Montana fly fishing guides on the Missouri River in 2020 and enjoy blue ribbon fly fishing on Montana’s best tailwater fishery. The fly fishing on the Missouri River has been excellent the past few years and we expect the trend to continue this season. Prime dates in May, June, and July are booking quickly and we recommend anglers contact us today to plan their next Missouri River fly fishing trip.
Notes From Downstream
A Montana Fly Fishing Blog
There is a reason our Missouri River fly fishing guides’ June calendars are often booked a year in advanced: the fly fishing on the Missouri River is just that good. There isn’t much that needs to be said about Missouri River summer fly fishing trips. Daily hatches of PMDs, Caddis, Little Yellow Sallies, ants, hoppers, beetles, and a mish-mash of other bugs makes for some of the best fly fishing you will find anywhere.
Fly fishing on the Missouri is the main event for anglers and our fly fishing guides in Montana during the Spring. The tailwater portion of the Missouri near the town of Craig, Montana kicks our season off with the first great dry fly fishing of the year in mid-April with daily hatches of midges and blue winged olives (BWOs). Guide trips go out regularly on this stretch of river starting April 1 and it is a great time of year to find solitude and lots of larger fish on the Missouri River.
The fall might be the best time of year to book a Montana fly fishing trip on the Missouri River if solitude and fishing dry flies are what you favor as an angler. By the third week of September the river traffic largely clears out, days get cooler, the weeds from summer wash away, and it seems like all 5,000+ fish per mile go on the feed.
From our Missouri River basecamp, anglers fishing with the Montana Angling Company and our Montana fly fishing guides in 2019 will experience the ultimate Missouri River fly fishing trip. Our Missouri River basecamp program centers around the world-class fly fishing on the tailwater stretch of the Missouri River near Craig, MT but also offers access to other nearby blue ribbon rivers and streams.
When it’s good, it’s good. Probably the best way to summarize winter fly fishing trips on the Missouri River near Craig, MT. When the weather is good, boat ramps are good, and when water temps are good, the fishing is good.
One of my favorite stories to tell on the boat is of a great multi-day overnight trip myself and some friends had on the Missouri River. The streamer fishing was great, wind was mild, and the sunny skies kept a smile glued on to everyone’s face. And it was early January. The next week it was -20 degrees.
Our Missouri River fly fishing guides are all fun and courteous professionals with the experience and hard work ethic to make your next Missouri River fly fishing trip with the Montana Angling Company your best yet. Our commitment to our anglers is to provide custom outfitting, expert guiding, and an authentic Montana fly fishing experience.
We offer full-day and half-day trips, as well as float and wade fishing options, that cater to seasoned and beginner anglers alike. Book your fly fishing trip with our professional guides.
Our custom Montana fly fishing trips are the best way to start or build on your Montana fly fishing journey. Enjoy unique trip offerings and Montana’s best rivers with our Montana fly fishing guides.
Winter and Spring Specials
Take advantage of special rates on your spring and winter fly fishing trips in Montana. Enjoy the same great fly fishing, world-class rivers, and professional guides all year long.