Missouri River

April 27, 2017

Fishing Conditions

April 27, 2017

 Midges, midges and more midges! This bug is everywhere in the river at every depth you may be fishing wether you are using nymphs emergers or dries. The BWO's have begun but they aren't into their full blown hatch yet, we're still waiting for them to explode. The flow is already getting big, it is just over 7000 cfs. From Craig downstream this flow will put a lot of fish towards the banks. This weekend will be drier weather which will be good for the dry fly fishing.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Low-Rider: 20-22, Renegade: 16-18, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Spider Midge: 18-20, Griffith's Nat: 18-20-22, Quigley's Cluster: 16-20-24, Micro Midge: 20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18, Para Midge: 18-20-22, Neversink Gnat: 18-20-22, Challenged BWO: 16-18-20, Extended Body BWO: 16-18-20, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22

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 & BWO: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, UV Glass Bead BWO: 16-18, Bat Wing Emerger BWO: 16-18-20, Green Machine: 18-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Short Wing PMD Emerger: 16-18, CDC BWO Emerger: 16-18, Hogans Slow Guy BWO: 16-18, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18

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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