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An Incredible Fall of Fly Fishing on the Missouri Draws to an End

October 26, 2023

Fly Fishing Update:

Our mild fall departed with haste and the ranch is covered in a lovely blanket of snow. Anglers are eagerly awaiting BWO hatches and better streamer swinging after this snow squall!

This week marks the end of our 2023 season and we are incredibly thankful to our wonderful staff, guests, friends and community that made it all possible.

Daily temps are currently in the mid-20°F range. Flows have dropped slightly to the 3,910 CFS mark and the water temps are sitting around 53.5°F.

Wade fishing and head hunting will continue to heat up! Anglers at the ranch have continued to pick off fish from the banks, as they target pods of rising fish. Larger baetis are due to arrive shortly and bring better opportunities for dry fly fishing.

The nymphing bite is still keyed in on shallower waters! Short leashing pill-poppers, unweighted sows, zebra midges and baetis nymphs are hooking fish in shallower runs. This is a great time of year to target shallow banks, riffles and seams.

Streamer fishing should continue to ramp up as fish move into the softer water! As the water temperature continues to drop, our anglers will target fish in softer water. Time to break out the sink-tips and skagit rods! Small black wooly buggers, thin mints and other streamers are finding great success.

Drop us a line and we hope to see you soon!



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