Fishing Report Updated June 19, 2021
This Missouri River fishing report is valid from June 18 through mid-July.
The upper Missouri River from Three Forks down to Canyon Ferry Reservoir is clearing but still high, which makes sight-fishing for the carp here tough.
The “Land of Giants” section from Hauser Dam to Holter Reservoir is now in summer mode. Fish PMDs, sowbugs, and San Juan Worms in the deep boulder fields early in the day, shifting towards riffles and shallower water late in the day. Caddis and PMD may offer dry fly opportunities, though the dry fly fishing here isn’t consistent. Lower crowds than earlier in the year are likely, since lots of rivers are fishable elsewhere.
Below Holter Reservoir, look for the same sorts of tactics to apply.
We probably won’t be on the MO for a while, so don’t hold us to the mid-July date above.