Missouri River

September 24, 2018

Fishing Conditions

September 24, 2018

The mo is running at 4610 CFS. With the cooler weather  we are starting to see a transition into fall baetis pretty quickly. The fish are keying in and fishing is getting good. Try using smaller dries in sizes 18-22. Using baetis nymphs such as a crack backs or a small pheasant tail is a great way to target fish midday. A few october caddis have been seen over this way, and is a fun pattern to throw. The streamer bite is okay over here, and should continue to get better through fall.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 18 Purple Haze: 18-20 Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, CDC Biot Dun BWO: 16-20, Iwan-E Dun Thorax BWO:16-20, Batwing Emerger BWO: 16-20

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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