The mo is running at 4650CFS. The tricos are the dry fly hatch of choice right now. The fish are keying in and fishing is getting good. The trico fishing is good! Try a rusty spinner or a little black spinner. If the fish won't eat, dont be afraid to throw a small terrestrial out there such as an ant in a size 18. When the sun hits the middle of the sky, the dry fly bite slows a bit. This is a good time to break out the nymph stick. Using PMD nymphs such as a crack back or small PT is a great way to target fish midday. Hoppers and other terrestrials have been good options through the midday duldrums as well. The streamer bite is very minimal, a few fish are curious but not many will fully commit. The water on the MO is crystal clear up near the dam. The fish are holding deep and feeding heavily in the mornings. As the afternoon sun gets high and bright, the fishing slows down substantially. Get on the water early or in the evenings for the most effective fishing.
Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 18 Purple Haze: 18-20, Ex. Body PMD: 18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22, Tilt Wing PMD: 18-20, CDC Biot Dun PMD: 18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 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: 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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