Missouri River Below Holter Dam

Book NowThe Mighty Mo is an awesome fishery where very large wild rainbow and brown trout thrive. Enjoy one of the best dry fly streams in the world.

Our trout put your drag system and your patience to the test.  Pods of fish gulping dry flies and solitary risers sipping PMD's, Caddis, Tricos, BWO's and Midges are spotted throughout most of the year. Nymphs and streamers get the job done when you can't get them on top.

First-time Missouri anglers can be overwhelmed by the Missouri's size.  Sometimes the river looks like the world's largest spring creek and at others, it resembles the Mighty Mo.  Learning the river takes a lifetime. 

The River

  • Upper River: Holter Dam to the Dearborn Confluence - classic tailwater for dry fly enthusiasts with ample and easy wading access, riffles, runs, pools and structure. Nearly 5,000 big trout per mile populate this section.
  • Canyon: Dearborn Confluence to Pelican Point - Steep cliff walls provide beautiful scenery and relief on windy days.  Longer floats, less wade fishing and somewhat smaller fish live here.  
  • Lower River: Pelican Point to Cascade - Wide open prairie makes this area more susceptible to wind especially out of the north.  Big brown trout live here.  Terrestrial fishing during the heat of summer yields results.  Hatches start here and move their way up the river.  Early spring and fall lead you to this section when the weather permits.
  • River Map

Waders and boaters enjoy excellent river access.  Thirteen boat ramps serve 34 miles of river.  Recreation Road follows the river for over 20 miles, providing many places to park and get into the river.

Fish can't escape.  They hide.  Missouri River Guides teach you how to find, fool and release these impressive trout. Whether you want a single recon day or a week-long fishing adventure, quality guides improve your experience.  

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