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Missouri River Fishing Report At Holter Dam

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.

Current Recommended Flies For Missouri River Fly Fishing

Find flies for Missoula fly fishing at our Missoula fly shop or online fly shop.

Missouri River Flows

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

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Missouri River, Craig, MT Weather Forecast

See the Missouri River fishing report weather forecast for the next 7-days. For more information on the forecast or detailed weather data, please visit NOAA Weather Data – Craig, Montana.

CRAIG, MT Weather Forecast

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.

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