Missouri River

February 17, 2018

Fishing Conditions

February 17, 2018

The weather has been all over the place as of late. They have had brutal cold and some big snow storms. However, the Mo is fishing really well right now when the temperatures are bareable. Check the weather before you head this direction. The midge bite has been ok but the nymph bite is starting to pick up. Think Pink. Anything pink has been getting into fish. Pink czech nymphs, lightening bugs, scuds, worms etc are all producing. zebra midges, rainbow warriors, and green machines will also work. Black buggers slow stripped can also be a good way to get into a few fish this time of year. The river is also swinging pretty well this winter. Try smaller buggers, kreelux minnows, or small leach patterns. Darker colors have been most consistent as of late. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 18 Purple Haze: 18-20, Ex. Body BWO: 18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22, Tilt Wing BWO: 18-20, CDC Biot Dun BWO: 18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22

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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