Missouri River

September 24, 2017

Fishing Conditions

September 24, 2017

The weeds are starting to break and the fish are starting to look up for baetis. The nymph bite has been good with wire worms, small baetis nymphs, and standard tailwater bugs. This is a good place to head to get some bigger fish on dry flies right now. The streamer bite is anything but consistent right now. Even throughout a day the bite could be awesome or awful. If you do try streamers, commit. At some point throughout the day the fish will eat.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Hackle Stacker Trico: 20, Pearl Butt Trico: 20-22, Parachute Trico: 18-20-22, C-UM Spinner Trico:20-22, Drowning Trico: 18-20-22, C-UM Spinner PMD: 14-16, CDC Spinner PMD: 16-18, Adult Spent Caddis: 14-16

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, Short Wing PMD Emerger: 16-18, 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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