Money well spent! This baby opens up so many options we don't have a clue what to do with ourselves! The guy we bought the boat from said the Missouri was fishing great, so we headed to Craig.
Made it to town just in time to set up camp, hit the fly shop, and walk on over to Joe's Bar hoping to do some more in depth research. Everyone was in good spirits and feeling lucky to be here.
The next morning we were on the water by 8 am. But up there it starts getting light at 4:30, so we weren't exactly early. The next 7 or 8 hours went like this:
This place was amazing. The weather was perfect, the water was perfect, and the fish were healthy and hungry. We floated from the dam to Craig 2 days, catching fish pretty consistently the whole time. All of us had "the big one that got away" story, and all of us knew that leaving to explore new waters would probably be a mistake. We broke camp that afternoon anyways and headed towards Butte. Would it be the Big Hole or the Madison in the morning? We would decide at the fly shop...