Missouri River Montana Fishing Report 6-21-2015
Water Temperature Below Holter Dam: 57 degrees
Best Time Of Day: nymphing is solid throughout the entire day and dry fly action is best in the from mid-morning through evening.
Hatches: pmds, caddis,
Patterns: Bloom’s caddis, cornfed caddis, double duck caddis, ascending caddis, crystal caddis, crack back pmd, bubble back pmd, parachute pmd, cdc pmd, captive dun, pmd sparkle dun, cripple pmd, pmd emergers
The Missouri River below Holter Dam is presently fishing very well and in great shape. Dry fly action is now in full swing with pmds and caddis popping consistently. It’s all about rising fish these days. Double dry fly rigs have been very productive and a two for one sale featuring a cornfed caddis and pmd sparkle dun is hard to beat rolling down the banks in a the boat.
Pmd’s are coming off in good numbers on the upper and lower river as well. Hatches are often site specific so be ready. One day they go in the canyon, the next day on the upper river. Keep your ear to the ground and check all reports. Fish are getting snooty during sunshine. Cloud cover helps make them much less wary and action has been good lately what with overcast days.
Caddis in the canyon are in full force and coming out of the riffles by mid morning. Swarms of caddis are ovipositing eggs, bouncing off the water and dying in the evening providing some of the best happy hours this side of Margaritaville.
Expect mostly sunny skies and daytime temps in the high 80’s through the week with a bit of wind here and there. This Missouri River Montana Fishing Report brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company. We’ve got the guides and the knowledge and look forward to hearing from you. 800-596-0034. www.fishmontana.com