Missouri River Below Holter Dam

Missouri River Below Holter Dam

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Very large rainbow and brown trout thrive in the world's largest spring creek​Spoil yourself with one of the the best dry fly streams on the planet.  Pods of hungry fish gulping dry flies and fussy single risers sipping PMD's, Caddis, Tricos, BWO's and Midges are stalked most of the year.  The Missouri's large, wild trout punish both your patience and your drag system.

First-time Missouri anglers can be overwhelmed by the river's size and diversity. Most of the time you can wade the river regardless of where you access it.  The Mighty Mo shows you its power during spring runoff requiring that you challenge it with a drift boat.  

Learning the river takes a lifetime.  Missouri River Guides spend their careers studying its nuances.  Their knowledge cuts your learning curve down to size maximizing your fishing enjoyment.  Fish can't escape. But, they can hide. Our guides teach you how to find and fool the Missouri's impressive trout making your trip a complete success.

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​Waders and boaters enjoy excellent river access. Thirteen boat ramps serve 34 miles of blue ribbon water. Recreation Road follows the river for over 20 miles providing many places to park and wade into the river. Where else can you get that?

  • Upper River: Holter Dam to the Dearborn Confluence - classic tailwater for 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 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 upstream.  Early spring and fall pull you to this section when the weather permits.
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