We are still having a great time on the Missouri River. June has lived up to our expectations. The nymph bite has been solid river wide. Up high it is the usual sow bug and pmd game. Down low, caddis has been the ticket. A week ago they dropped the flows from around 6000 cfs to 4200 cfs. That is the prime dry fly water level. The past two days the dry bite has arrived. There are strong pmd hatches on the upper river and strong caddis on the lower river as well. In between the dry fly spots the nymphing has been great. Without a doubt, the Missouri is living up to its reputation. If you want to hunt heads, its been great. If you like the nymph game, you can put up some numbers. Now is the time to be here.
As I write this report, there are rumors of solid fishing on the Yellowstone. It is much earlier than we would like, but it is what it is. Late June and early July on the Yellowstone are priming up to be excellent with the dry fly. As much fun as we are having up here on the mighty Missouri, we are excited to get back to our home freestones. If you haven’t booked your fishing trip for this summer yet, now is the time. The calendars are almost full.