Missouri River

May 31, 2020

Fishing Conditions

May 31, 2020

Conditions have made nymphing the best way to get into fish and we have been getting great reports. The usual suspects such as worms, scuds, sow bugs, mayfly nymphs and soft hackles have been getting the job done. The color pink is working better than most other colors sub surface. If you would rather fish some streamers, the double bugger is hard to beat, although they are starting to eat some bigger flies as well. Swinging leaches, kreelexes and sculpin patterns have resulted in some nice fish.  On some of the sunny days, it has been hard to beat a JJ special with a black or Olive wooly bugger behind it. If the sun is out its been better with a darker pattern such as black or dark olive. When the cloud cover comes back it is better to go bright like chartreuse. Not much has been happening in terms of dry fly fishing, but Pmd's will show themselves soon and change that. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 18 Purple Haze: 18-20 Griffiths Gnat: 18-20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Quigley Cluster: 16-20, Bat Wing Emerger:16-18-20, Film Critic BWO: 16-18-20

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, 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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