Missouri River

September 16, 2021

Fishing Conditions

September 16, 2021

The water temperatures on the Mighty Mo have been in the 60's which has made for some great fishing. Although we are still waiting on our fall hatches, dries have been productive with Tan Caddis and tiny Attractor Mayflies. The nymph bite has been good with caddis pupa and the usuals which are sow bugs, scuds, worms, midges and small flashy mayfly patterns like craven's two bit hooker. Streamers have also been a great go-to with Olive and Black and Tan.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Parachute Adams: 16-18, Tan Elk Hair Caddis: 16-18, Thorax BWO: 18-10, Brook Sprout BWO: 18-20

Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, Green Machine: 16-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18, Tung. Tail. Sow Bug Rainbow: 14-16-18, Clouser Crayfish: Olive, Tan.

Streamers| Sparkle Minnow Sculpin 4-6, Zonker White: 4-6, Home Invader White, Black: 2, Bellyache Minnow Fire Tiger: 2, Flash Fry White: 4, Micro Zonker: 8, Natural and Copper Zonker: 6-8, Kreelex (gold/silver, black/red): 6, Articulate Sparkle Minnow: 4, Baby Gonga: olive, black, tan, brown: 8, Sex Dungeons: Black, Olive, Tan, Yellow,

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