Don’t let its name fool you! Though the Missouri River does, in fact, flow through Missouri, the longest river in North America gets its start in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana. Formed where the Jefferson, the Gallatin, and the Madison meet, the Missouri flows for more than 700 miles through Montana. Boasting some of the largest fish in the state, the “Mo” is a trout fishing destination for anglers all over the world.
Fly Fishing the Missouri
Known for pods of rising trout, the Missouri is a great for dry fly fishery. Rainbows and brown trout grow big in the spring-like, slow-flowing river. Consistent hatches from April-November make the Missouri one of Montana’s most popular fly fishing destinations.
Missouri River Fly Fishing Trips
In the spring and fall, when the rivers and roads are still quiet, we typically take a handful of multi-day drift boat trips out on the Missouri. We’ll recommend the best lodging and ensure you fish in some of our favorite spots along the river.
If you want to catch beautiful trout, improve your skills, and work with some of the best guides in Southwest Montana, you’ll want to come along on one of our Missouri River Trips. Curious about dates? Contact us for more information.