Biggest Trout in the State
Our newest offering, the Land of the Giants, lives up to its name. Located near the beautiful Gates of the Mountains Wilderness area, this scenic stretch of water has it all. The soaring Limestone cliffs; peppered with evergreens, eagles and deer, line the canyon which is home to some of the largest trout in the state.
This exclusive piece of blue ribbon habitat boasts an incredibly healthy and bountiful population of Rainbow and Brown Trout. The L.O.T.G. is similar to our other famous tail-water fisheries like the Beaverhead, Bighorn and Missouri River below Holter Dam, but it is unique from them because it empties into two reservoirs.
In addition to the resident river fish, the large lake-dwelling trout also move freely between Holter and Hauser Dam, frequently venturing up river in the spring and fall following the spawning populations and feeding on their eggs and any other fish they can fit in their mouths.
“This area holds your best chance at a fish of a life-time” in the spring and fall months, but fishes well year-round. Access to this prime section is limited to guiding and nonexistent to drift boats, so we employ our brand new 16’ Stealthcraft ATB with a 30hp Mercury with resident USCG Captain, Cory Streett. This boat has all the ease and fish-ability that our regular drift boats offer, plus some added luxury and stability.
From the launch, its a 6 mile boat ride to Hauser Dam. The first mile, from the dam down, offers some incredible nymphing for Rainbows and its not uncommon to see multiple people hooked up at the same time. As you progress down the river, the dry fly and streamer opportunities become more and more frequent, and the chances of spotting a monster Brown increase.
We offer multiple day packages that include various lodging and fishing opportunities in this area. Spend a day drifting the Mo from Holter Dam to Cascade with its incredible 7,000+ trout per mile, and on the next day jet across Upper Holter lake for a day of fishing and chasing the BIG ONE in the canyon.