Missouri River

December 2, 2019

Fishing Conditions

December 2, 2019

When the wind isn't howling, the Mo has been fishing very consistent and is a great option all throughout winter. Nymphing has been great with scuds, midges, and smaller mayfly nymphs. There have been sporadic midge hatches, but nothing to count on. This is also a great time of year to break out your two handed rod and get some tight line grabs. Swinging kreelex, soft hackles and buggers are always a good option. Anywhere from Dam to Craig is a great place to fish, as it provides ample wade fishing opportunities.


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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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