Missouri River

August 9, 2020

Fishing Conditions

August 9, 2020

After a long period of high flows, the mighty Mo' has finally come back down to great fishing flows and the fish have swung into full dry fly mode so start hunting for those heads! The coldest and most oxygenated water is right below the damn. PMD's are starting to taper off... However terrestrials and Tricos are just starting to show themselves. Tricos have been steady in the morning and caddis have been popping in the evenings. Midday a hopper dropper rig is starting to work and will continue to get better. Nymphing has still been great as well with the usual suspects such as worms, scuds, sow bugs, and soft hackles getting the job done throughout most stretches. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Parachute Trico; 18-22, Drowning Trico; 18-22, C-UM Spinner Trico; 20-22 Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 16 Purple Haze: 12-16, Parachute Caddis 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink 14-20, Missing Link Caddis 14-20, Triple Decker Hopper Tan & Club; 8-12

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: 16-22, 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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