Missouri River

October 14, 2017

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2017

 The fall weather has finally started to trigger the BWO hatch. The best time for some top water action is from around 1pm to 3pm. The slow water weed bed areas are good place to fish your dry flies. Until the hatch starts set up a nymph rig with a tailwater pattern and a BWO nymph. The fishing has been good all the way down to Cascade so you can pick a stretch other than the dam to Craig float. You can get away from some of the crowd if you fish downstream of Craig. The weeds has begun to subside which is good for anyone that wants to streamer fish. Folks have started to swing some flies, not all swung flies are streamer patterns. Soft hackles and emerging BWO's are very effective on the swing.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 16-18, Purple Haze: 16-18-20, Ex. Body BWO: 16-18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22, Tilt Wing BWO: 16-18-20, CDC Biot Dun BWO: 16-18-20

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, 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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