May 10, 2023
Fly Fishing Update:
The Missouri River is on a tremendous upswing! Tributaries to the 'Mo (such as Little Prickly Pear & the Dearborn) are dropping and the water is beginning to clear up again. Fish and anglers alike have begun to spread out. Those who choose to fish the lower sections of the river are rewarded by eager fish and smaller crowds. Friendly reminder to continue with caution around obvious redds. Flows are currently in the ballpark of 7,400 CFS while water temperatures remain in the 48°F.
Bug activity continues to elevate! Sections of the 'Mo looked like "bug-soup" yesterday, with midges and BWOs covering the water all afternoon. Finding likely water continues to be the key. Look for softer water and current breaks to find rising fish!
Nymphing is no longer just a deep game! Anglers may still find it necessary to fish deep during afternoon lulls, however, short-leasing has proved to be effective this week. Scuds, sow bugs, and smaller perdigons have all been getting it done.
Streamer fishing is still on the menu! Sink tips, large flies and focusing on structure have moved some larger fish. It's a great time to get out there!
Drop us a line and we hope to see you soon!