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


September 19, 2023

The Missouri River is fishing well and will continue to improve with the cooler nights ahead of us. If you like technical dry fly fishing, Trico fishing is still available but we’ll look for more BWO action on the upcoming cool, cloudy days of fall. On warmer afternoons, try a hopper-dropper set up with a small mayfly nymph or sow bug.

If you aren’t finding fish rising nymphing deep with Sow Bugs, Micro-Mays, Scuds, and the like.  Switch depths till you find the fish. Split shot is key in the deeper slots.

For those dedicated streamer slingers, fish a fast-sinking tip and let it sink then strip. White flies with some flash has been effective recently. Try a Galloup’s Dungeon or Keller’s Montana Humdinger.

Missouri River Flows

See below for current Missouri River flows and conditions at Holter Dam below Wolf Creek, Montana.

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Guided Recommended Flies For Missouri River Fly Fishing

Find these flies and others for Missoula fly fishing at our Missoula fly shop in downtown.

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