The Man, The Myth, The Legend…

Caputo is a man of many expressions

Caputo is a man of many expressions


Chris Caputo is a man of many adjectives. As a CrossCurrent’s regular, the shop staff has become well-acquainted with this fun-loving, trout obsessed, all around jovial Californian. During his second extended of 2014, Mateus (the new guy) and Caputo got the chance to hit the water late one evening. Regardless of weather conditions, insect activity, or water flows, Caputo leans towards chucking his go-to size 8 purple chubby. On this calm Missouri River evening, with Mateus sneaking ever so stealthy down the river, Caputo tricked this slab into his clutches, most likely looking for one of those October Caddis.

Nonetheless, we here at CCFS always look forward to this man of mystery coming into town, and if you’re lucky, you might just find yourself out on the water, hunting with the purple chubby

Heres to you Caputo!


Fresh Missouri River Fishing Report 10/12/14


Date: October 12, 2014…. Location: Craig, Montana…. River: Missouri…. Flows: 4220 cfs…. Water Temperature: 57 F…. Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, occasional Walleye….

Fishing has been GGGGGRreeeaaatttttt. Lots of stuff going on these days, Blue Wings and Giant Caddis are poppin, the Firebeads are just starting to hatch, Midges are swirling in the eddys and the Sow Bugs are kicking it in the riffles. Continue reading

Fly Fishing…The Most Fun You Can Have in Waders

Missouri River Fly Fishing Report for October 5, 2014

If time presents itself, you might think about making your way out to The MO… Bug life is prevalent, Fall is slowly but surely showing her face, and the fish are hungry. Craig saw a little snow and some colder weather last week, which seems to have flipped the proverbial “switch.” With temps holding in the upper 60’s for the next few days, expect to see BWO’s, Caddis, and Callibaetis. It might be the mid afternoon before a lot of bugs start dancing, so if you get the conditions for it, chucking a streamer might be a good way to pass the time. Nymphing is, and should remain, productive. That being said, we’re on the front end of a foreseeable few weeks of solid Dry Fly fishing. Our BUGS of choice: Continue reading

Late September Fishing Report

Missouri River Fishing Report for 9/24/2014:


The temperatures should be dropping drastically for the end of September. Tomorrow’s high will be 90 F then look for temps moving into the 60’s the following days. This is good news for the fishermen, bad news for the recreational floaters.

Dry fly fishing has been pretty consistent and only getting better. BWO’s were out and about yesterday and the fish were eating pretty well in the evening as the high sun started to wane. Last night the big boys were fooled with Parachute Adams and a Rusty Spinner. Our BUGS of Choice: Continue reading

Mighty MO’ Brown Butter

Missouri River Fishing Report for 09/18/14:
Brown Town
Clouds are out and fish are up, get your Thursday morning rolling with a Grade A fishing report for the Mighty MO.

Water temps are great and should continue to drop through out the month, sitting at a pretty 59 F this afternoon. It will stay cloudy all morning, then the sun should be poppin’ gettin’ those hatchin’ bugs all excited.

Dry Flies are the name of the game right now. There’s been bugs coming off from late morning until dusk every day it is not windy. Nymph Game… Indicator fishing is always good on this ole river. Streamer fishing has been hit or miss, usually hitting with the clouds and missing with the sun. The water temperature is good for streamers and fish are wanting to move for their food.  Continue reading