Missouri River

November 29, 2020

Fishing Conditions

November 29, 2020

We have had some great reports from the Mo lately! The nymph bite has been solid, streamer fishing has been good to great, and we have even had some anglers still getting decent baetis fishing on top. On top of that, this is the time and place to be if youre into swinging flies. Swinging small streamers such as kreelex and sculpzillas have had some great fish hitting the net. For nymphing your typical tailwater bugs such as scuds, sow bugs, mayfly attractors, soft hackles and worms are getting the job done. Water temps are still in the 40's and flows are low, resulting in fish not quite being in their typical "winter holds" just yet. The extended forecast is looking great this way, so get after it before real winter weather sets in. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Matt’s Midge: 20-2-24, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Brook Sprout, Grey: 18-20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Griffith’s Gnat: 16-18-22

Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, RS2's grey, black, olive: 16-20, Juju PMD: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, 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, 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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