Missouri River Fishing Report at Holter Dam
Our Missouri river fishing report comes to you straight from our experience on the water. We are on the Missouri river fly fishing daily during the season and have the tips, tactics, and fly selections to help you catch fish. Stay up to date with the Missouri River fishing report straight from our Montana fly shop.
Missouri River Fishing Report + Rating
January 22, 2024
With the recent cold snap, the Missouri River near Craig, MT is beginning to thaw and should produce some decent fishing in the next week as temperatures warm. With the accumulation of ice down river, stay close to Holter Dam for the best chances.
With the water being cold, nymphing will be the best method for success. Using sow bug flies like Pill Poppers or a Jig Get Down Sow, or midge imitations like a Spanish Bullet or a Tungsten Zebra Midge will produce. For streamer slingers, you can’t beat a Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow or leech patterns like a good ol’ Wooly Bugger.
Missouri River Flows
See below for current Missouri River flows and conditions at Holter Dam below Wolf Creek, Montana.
Montana SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal
SWE is an acronym for Snow Water Equivalent, signifying the quantity of liquid water present in snow. Essentially, if you were to take a certain snow depth and melt it, the resulting water height would be representative of the SWE. This is how we can predict river flows and water levels for fishing season.