: Missouri River: Ask locals what their favorite time to fish the Missouri is and a healthy portion of them will say winter. The crowds of warmer months give way to some tremendous dry fly fishing on warmer afternoons and a plethora of options underneath. Late this week looks like temps poking into the 40s...just keep an eye on the wind. Hot bead pink ray charles, zebra midges, and pink worms are always safe bets this time of year under an indicator. Swinging streamers and leeches on the spey rod is a fun way to cover water, so long as that 13 foot rod isn't icing up too bad. Wind will be the biggest factor to watch for while scanning the forecast.