Fly Fish the Missouri River from Holter Dam to Cascade.

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Added by Chris Engelsman

This section of water is the prime trout fishing waters on the Missouri River.

Due to the cold water being released from the bottom of Holter Lake, it creates excellent habitat for trout. The section of the Missouri River from Holter Dam to Cascade, MT is the main area for trout fishing, and has excellent access to the river. 

This section of river runs through the valley with sparsely forested hillsides.

Montana Fishing Permits 

  • $10 conservation license (non-resident ages 12 and older)
  • $7.50 aquatic invasive species pass ($2 for residents)
  • Duration License
    • 2-day blocks = $25 (consecutive calendar days)
    • 10-day blocks = $56 (consecutive calendar days)
    • Season = $86
  • No fees for youth 11 and under

For example, if you are a non-resident who is 12 or older, two days of fishing will cost you $42.50. If you buy a 10-day block it will cost you $73.50.

More information can be found at Montana's Fish, Parks, and Wildlife website.

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