Missouri River

April 17, 2017

Fishing Conditions

April 17, 2017

 Midges, midges and more midges! This bug is everywhere in the river at every depth you may be fishing wether you are using nymphs emergers or dries. The BWO's have begun but they aren't into their full blown hatch yet, we're still waiting for them to explode. Flows have increased to over 5000 cfs but this isn't spring run off yet and even when other rivers aren't fishable during May and June we can still head to this river.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Low-Rider: 20-22, Renegade: 16-18, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Spider Midge: 18-20, Griffith's Nat: 18-20-22, Quigley's Cluster: 16-20-24, Micro Midge: 20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Neversink Gnat: 18-20-22, Challenged BWO: 16-18-20, Extended Body BWO: 16-18-20, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22

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 & BWO: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, UV Glass Bead BWO: 16-18, Bat Wing Emerger BWO: 16-18-20, Green Machine: 18-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Short Wing PMD Emerger: 16-18, CDC BWO Emerger: 16-18, Hogans Slow Guy BWO: 16-18, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18

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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