Lindsey Channel and Channel & Brown Outfitting Company is actively guiding on Montana’s Missouri River.This is a great time to get on the river and cut loose some Cabin Fever.Rates are also very good @ $450 per day per boat ..good thru April.Contact Us and We will make it Happen.
Looking at snow pack levels are normal for this time of year.Normal is good and our guess based on current snow pack conditions we will have good flows throughout the up and coming season.Our Top picks are my two favorite tailwaters which are Montana’s Missouri River and Alberta’s Bow River.
The Missouri River should be in prime shape by June 1st and The Bow River by June 15ish but play it safe for the Bow River and do not (provided the border re-opens ) book anything until July 1st.Contact Us and lets plan a trip !
Overall the The Missouri River is fishing decent but its day to day.Anglers fishing early or staying out late are having the best results.Hopper fishing has been popular,other terrestrial patterns such as Ants have also been getting it done.
The River is less crowed thru the week than on the weekends,food for thought if you may want to dodge that bullet.
The Bow River is fishing good and getting betters its on the drop.Currently streamer fishing is good and early rising Anglers are experiencing decent to good Golden Stone action.It will only get better as the river continues to drop and clear.
Meanwhile here in Montana we have been busy on The Missouri River which also has been fishing good.Hatches of PMD”s and Caddis are getting the fish to look up.Nymph fishing is good and so is the Streamer fishing.
The Missouri River continues to stabilize and fishing will only get better.We are also in for a great hopper year on both rivers.Contact Us to plan your next Fly-Fishing Trip.
Due to recent rains rivers in Alberta,Montana and British Columbia can be off color but starting to drop.The Bow and Elk River’s are a week out from being fantastic then the fishing should be awesome.Anglers can expect Great Streamer fishing followed by some some fantastic Golden Stone Fly action.P.M.D.’s and Caddis will still be hatching at that time.The Bad News for our American Clients and Canadian Fishing Guides is that The Canadian Border remains Closed Until July 21 st.Of Course we are hoping it opens up then so our clients can take part in some great Alberta Hopper fishing.To keep our Alberta Fly-Fishing Guides busy ,We have some great rates for Canadian Clients click here and have a look.
In the meantime The Missouri River is fishing good.We have had some good P.M.D. Dry fly fishing as that hatch is now underway.Caddis Flies have also started to hatch.Nymphing as usual is strong and Streamer fishing can be decent.Let us know If want to get out.We will make it happen ! Call us @800-453-3991 or email us
It’s coming down to the nitty gritty traditionally I would be gearing up to be heading to Montana and The Missouri River next week and hanging out there until post runoff then heading up to The Bow River and Southern Alberta which generally happens in late June.Of course the Covid 19 Crisis has put a Damper on that as the whole world is in limbo.Please Read Alberta’s Covid 19 Instructions.
The Current conditions are looking strong for a good season, this is due to a very good snow pack in both Montana and Alberta.My guess is that Summer Months Prime Time will be early July with August being strong.By then hopefully things are back to the new normal and Anglers will be able to board planes and fly out to Western Fly-Fishing Destinations.We also realize there is a lot of uncertainty out there.
Pencil in Bookings
I have been communicating with our Clients that have booked with us already.Dave Brown Outfitters will not be asking for a Deposit until we know trips are a go.We are also suggesting that if you have booked a trip with us in Canada that you look at Montana as a “Plan B”.If you (dumb comment )want to go fishing but don’t want to financially commit we get that,therefore we are encouraging new enquiries to pencil in some dates.We are totally onboard with that and will not invoice until we are 14 days out.If things change for the worse during that 14 day time period we will refund 100% of the trip cost back to you.These Pencil in Bookings apply to Montana,Alberta,Arizona and Saskatchewan only.We have also put together some great package rates for our Fly-Fishing Program.Contact Us