The Mighty MO is Mighty again!

by | May 28, 2008 | 0 comments

montana2008_017.jpgpattersonmissouri08.jpgmontana2008_026.jpgmontana2008_016.jpgmontana2008_012.jpgmontana2008_020.jpg      Jonathon and I just got back from 3 days of guiding and a couple days of fishing on a rain soaked Missouri River.  The river swelled huge with all the rain and I haven’t seen the Prickly Pear or the Dearborn at these levels for 10+ years. As of this morning, the MO is flowing 9240 and rising. Expect to see flows of 11,000 cfs by the weekend. Wade fishing will be almost non-exsistent for the most part.  Anglers can drown if they are not careful.

Luckily, for us, we scratched out 5 days of pretty good fishing.  All of it down and dirty with sj worms, grey scuds, baetis nymphs and streamers. We did not make a single cast to a rising fish.  Oh well……there is plenty of time for that.

 The Madison is blown…….completely. There is 2 inches, maybe, of visibility….. 4-5 weeks of this is expected. We will keep you posted. The Firehole is fishing so atleast there is some angling around here. 

Greg and I are headed back to the Missouri on June 4th through the 9th. Stay tuned for more fishing reports.