June 14, 2023
Fly Fishing Update:
Since our last report, the Missouri River peaked at 14,000 CFS. While the few days leading up to the peak presented tougher conditions, the river has dropped back to ~11,800 CFS and is fishing well. Water temperatures are ranging near 60°F.
These large water years bode well for excellent dry fly fishing this summer and a fantastic spawn this fall, by flushing built up sediments. We are shaping up for a phenomenal year on the Missouri.
PMDs are bringing trout to the surface! Scattered risers can be found in calm channels and eddies, as well as tucked up behind breakwaters and slower banks. You'll have to hunt for them, but eager takers are just around each bend.
Nymphing is still the main attraction. Throwing zirdles at banks and bars have produced large browns, while running wire worms and sow bugs deep have produced the greatest quantity of fish.
Streamer fishing is still on! With water temps hovering in the high 50's to low 60's, the streamer bite is still quite good. Simple olive wooly buggers, Thin-mints and Kreelex patterns have been taking the most fish for our clients.
Drop us a line and we hope to see you soon!