Missouri River

July 28, 2021

Fishing Conditions

July 28, 2021

 The MO fish are starting to transition into faster water due to the rising water temps. Tricos & Terrestrials are the name of the game. For terresterials; try a pink Water Walker, black or cinnamon ant, or a black beetle right tight to the bank. For those trico's, early morning...very early in the morning is the best time to target those rising fish.The nymph bite has been good up higher near Wolf Creek with sunken trico's, sunken ants, caddis and the usuals which are sow bugs, scuds, worms, midges and small flashy mayfly patterns like craven's two bit hooker.  If you can, try to stay in stretches like dam to Craig and/or wolf creek bridge to Craig since the water will be colder the higher up you go.

**Hoot Owl restrictions have been put in place on the MO, portions include Town of Cascade Boat Ramp to Holter Dam ** 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Brook Sprout PMD: 14-16-18, No hackle PMD: 16, Parachute Trico: 18-20-22, Parachute Ant: 12-14-16 Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Griffith’s Gnat: 16-18-20, Buzz Balls: 14-16-18, RS2's grey, black, olive: 16-20.

Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, 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, Tung. Tail. Sow Bug Rainbow: 14-16-18, Clouser Crayfish: Olive, Tan.

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: olive, black, rainbow, brown 8.

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