Carp on the Fly
For those looking for a slightly different challenge while fishing the Missouri River, we suggest you test your skills and casting precision on our carp. This fish is becoming increasingly popular to fly anglers, as it presents a challenge most similar to that of fishing to tailing redfish or bonefish in the salt water. These carp can feed much the same way, and average around 10 pounds.
First Cast Outfitters will take you to some of our favorite water to search for these powerful fish. Some trips are run by drift boat on the stretch of the Missouri below Toston dam, while others we might find ourselves in the jet boat searching sandy flats on Holter Lake. This fishing is all done by sight. You will see each fish, before you make your first cast. Accurate casting, delicate presentations and a proper strip set will reward the angler with a fight consisting of multiple runs into the backing.
Carp fishing is best in the heat of the summer. July and August our typically our best months. A 7 wt rod, floating line and long leaders are the perfect choice for these wary fish.