Missouri River

September 27, 2022

Fishing Conditions

September 27, 2022

The missouri river fished excellent this past week/weekend. Nymphers are doing the most damage out there with worms, zebra midges, sowbugs, scuds, and various baetis nymphs leading the charge. Some of our favorite baetis nymphs for fall are as follows all in sizes 18-22: Green machines, RS2's, S&M's, split case bwo's, WD-40's, killer mayfly (olive), and olive perdigons. There are still some tricos out in certain parts of the river as well so it might be worth bringing those along with you. Terrestrial fishing has slowed down quite a bit over here, but with the warm weather they are expecting early in the week, it is always worth a shot as it might be some of the last hopper fishing we will see this year over in Craig. It might also be worth bringing a streamer rod with you as well, as the overnight lows have dropped the water temperature a bit and the brown trout are in their pre spawn mode. If you wish to fish streamers, the smaller stuff (2-4 inches) always seem to work better for me over there. Some good ones this time of year are Kreelex's, wooly buggers, home invaders, sparkle minnows, rusty trombone's, goldie's, and mini dungeons in olive/brown barred and black.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Sz 10-14 Thunder Thigh Hopper, Sz 8-12 Panty Dropper Hopper, Sz 6-14 Morrish Hopper, Sz 16 Delektable Flying Ant, Sz 16 Hi-Viz Foam Ant, Sz 22 Hackle Stacker Trico Female (Morning) and Sz 20 Male (evening), Sz 20 Pearl Butt Trico, Sz 20 Downed Trico.

Nymphs: Sz 14-18 Two Bit Hooker, Sz 16 Purple Deaths, Sz 18 Midges, Sz 14-18 Various Perdigons, Sz 14-18 Unweighted Tailwater sowbug, Sz 16 Ray Charles, Sz 16-18 Pink Softy.

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