Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 

Nymphing in 2'-6' of water will get you into fish -lots of fish! Mayfly nymphs such as spit case PMD, Micro May, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Pink Lightning Bug, Love Bug or Little Green Machince split shot above your bug. Soft hackles and weight flies have been working for caddis nymphs. Our Thingamaleader Butt Sections make rigging this super easy.

The dry fly fishing has been getting better and better as of late. The best way to fish dries on the Missouri is with a 9-14 foot leader and size 16-20 flies. We are seeing a lot of pale morning duns throughout the days and evenings, so the size 16-20 flies are beginning to take more fish. Prospecting for fish on caddis in the lower river will begin to pick up so using a high-vis caddis and trailing a CDC caddis along the banks or over risers will pick up a few fish.

Seven-day forecast 

The weather is looking good for the week. High temps are closing in on 90 but we will be seeing more clouds and a possible thunderstorm. Should be some nice dry fly weather.

You can always see live weather and streamflows on our website at www.crosscurrents.com. Also, please feel free to call us for an up-to-the-second fishing and weather report. Helena- 406-449-2292, Craig- 406-235-3433.

Must Have Flies 
CDC Caddis Tan/Brown #14-#16 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Adams, Purple #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Rusty Spinner #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Sparkle Dun PMD #16-#18 Buy from Orvis.com
Pale Morning Dun Thorax #14-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Pheasant Tail #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
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