Missouri River

June 15, 2019

Fishing Conditions

June 15, 2019

 The river has dropped slightly to 5860 cfs.The BWO hatch has been good but not great.  Nymphing has been very good with worms, scuds, and general mayfly patterns. PMD's can not be far off. Keep an eye of for the little yellow mayflies. Caddis are around in some numbers but the fish really havent been keyed in on them yet. The evenings on the sunny days have had the fish thinking more about caddis.  The fishing has been better up high versus down lows. As the freestones across the state are blowing out, more and more anglers will head this way. Some of the better streamer fishing is being had here from Craig downstream. The Dearborn is starting to clear but be ready for some color in the water below the confluence. It might be best to stay above the dearborn. Based on reports from guides and anglers the river is yet to "pop" but should not be far off!

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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, Royal Wulff: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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