Missouri River

February 12, 2020

Fishing Conditions

February 12, 2020

 This is usually one of the tougher months to fish the Missouri. Luckily we are getting a mild February so far, air temps are typically much colder. There has been some changes in flows out of the dam over the last week. This can shift the fish around in the river to a different holding depth. Nymphing has been the best way to get a number of fish. A long leader rigs is needed, about 10' to 12' in length. The bite isn't very consistent on one perticular fly pattern. The color pink is working better than most other colors. If you would rather fish some streamers it is better to head downstream than to be up near the dam. If the sun was out it was good with a darker pattern like black or dark olive. When the cloud cover comes back it is better to go bright like chartreuse.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 18 Purple Haze: 18-20 Griffiths Gnat: 18-20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Quigley Cluster: 16-20, Bat Wing Emerger:16-18-20, Film Critic BWO: 16-18-20

Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, RS2's grey, black, olive, light cahill: 16-20, Juju PMD: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, Green Machine: 18-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18, Sow Bug: Dark or Light Hares Ear: 16-18, Tung. Tail. Sow Bug Rainbow: 14-16, Clouser Crayfish: Olive, Tan, Drk Turkey: 6-10


Streamers| Bling Minnow Pearl, Gold: 6, Sparkle Minnow Sculpin 4-6, Zonker White: 4-6, Jawbreaker White: 1/0-2, 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: 8


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