Missouri River

The Missouri River, the second longest river in the USA, begins at the confluence of three excellent trout fisheries: the Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers. It then winds its  way all the way to the Mississippi near St. Louis. The Missouri and its Montana tributaries, however, are famous for their fly fishing and the fishing properties for sale that surround them.

The fishing on the stretch of the Missouri between Holter Dam and Cascade is arguably the best on the river. Holter Lake offers decent fishing in its own right, but the Holter Dam to Cascade section of the Missouri is classified as a blue-ribbon trout stream. It has many easy access points, a large population of both rainbow and brown trout, and fish between five and ten pounds are commonly caught here. Hard-fighting brown trout in excess of twenty inches are also seen on this 30-mile section of the Missouri.

The Missouri provides opportunities for both wading and float fishing. In July and August, big caddis hatches bring the trout to the surface, and bring anglers from far and wide to experience some of the best fishing in Montana.

Fay Ranches brokers the finest Montana fishing properties for sale. Read about this Montana fishing property for sale near the Missouri River, or contact us today to learn more about buying a Missouri River fishing property for sale. If you are interested in Missouri River stream flow information, please see the USGS chart below.