Missouri River Fishing Report 3/3/15


A few more days of Craig looking like a frozen wasteland then it looks like another nice break in the weather coming up for the Helena / Wolf Creek area. According to the weather man it’s looking up for the weekend and following week with highs hitting in the high 50s or even 60s! Weekend is looking like highs in the low fifties, still totally acceptable. Get off the couch, kick off the Netflix binge, and get after it. Remember that you need a new FWP Montana Fishing License for the 2015 season, don’t get caught fishing without it!  Even with the normal tail end of winter weather in the last week fishing has picked up on the MO. Lots of fish moving around with a smattering of redds spotted below both Hauser and Holter Dam.

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World Famous Fly Fishing Guide and Expert Hank Patterson Makes Helena Premiere!


That’s right everybody, it’s true; after 11 days, 7 rivers, 15,678 miles, 1 caddis, 137 breakfast burritos, 2 broken hearts and 6 crew members, Hank Patterson’s Reel Montana Adventure is making its Helena premiere on Friday March 2nd at the Grandstreet Theater! Doors open at 7:00 p.m and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Join CrossCurrents for a Pre-screening Party and you could WIN Breakfast for 2 with Hank Patterson at Steve’s Cafe by supporting Pat Barnes Trout Unlimited! Continue reading

Missouri River Fishing Report 2/24/15.



Flows Below Holter: 4920 cfs (normally 4950)…. Water Temperature: 36° F….

Flows Below Hauser: 5120 cfs (normally 3670)…. Water Temperature: Mid 30’s….

Looks like winter is back in central Montana for the time to come, highs in the mid to low 30s and lows down in the single digits should return the Missouri River back to typical winter fishing. Despite the looming weather the MO has been fishing well. Better with the warmer weather that was hanging around but it seems like the fish are enjoying the sun when it’s out Continue reading

Flat Stanley Visits Montana

flat-stanley-visits-wolf-creek-bridgeBefore I start in on this story, I feel it is necessary to explain briefly just who Flat Stanley is for the readers whom may have never heard his story. Flat Stanley comes from a 1964 children’s book written by a man named Jeff Brown. Stanley Lambchop is his real name and he was given a rather large bulletin board by his father, which was hung on the wall above Stanley’s bed where one night it fell on Stanley, flattening him to his paper-thin figure he is today. Stanley decided to use this new figure to his advantage, so he began to travel around the world by means of the postal service and an envelope, to visit all sorts of children. Stanley becomes very good friends with these children and shares with them his adventures by returning to them with pictures, postcards, souvenirs, and whatever else he feels like bringing back to them. This is where I come into Stanley’s story. Stanley is currently spending time with a little girl who is pretty much my niece back in Michigan. This little girl decided that Stanley needed to go on an adventure here in Montana, so she put Stanley in an envelope and sent him out to me. Continue reading