The Missouri River is North America's longest river, originating near Three Forks, west of Bozeman, Montana. This river, formed by the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison Rivers, offers unique Montana fishing opportunities along its course.
Cool, clean water flows from Holter Dam support a robust population of Rainbow and Brown Trout on the river sections near Craig, Montana. The prime season for fishing is April to October, with a slowdown in late July and August during mid-summer.
The Bozeman fly fishing guides with Fins and Feathers Guide Service focus on Missouri River fly fishing trips from April through June. With over two decades of experience outfitting fly fishing trips in Montana, rely on us to ensure that you experience the best fly fishing in Montana during the time of year of your vacation.
This year-round trout fishing destination is always a viable option for anglers fishing in Montana. Wading anglers can easily access and wade the river, but expect challenging conditions when flows exceed 5000 CFS in May and June. Limited lodging options in the area require advanced planning to ensure accommodations between April and July.