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Missouri River Fishing Report 5/24/2017

May, 24 2017

The Missouri River is staying up around 11000cfs right now. The Prickley Pear is dropping a little but the Dearborn is coming up. As the river keeps rising, Hot Bead Flies will usually be king. Baetis and PMD Nymphs will work as well as long as the river stays kind…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 5/21/2017

May, 21 2017

The Missouri River is up to about 1100cfs right now. The Dearborn and Prickly Pear have cleaned up quite a bit so people can spread out a little again. As the river keeps rising, the Hot Bead stuff will be more and more important. A person will probably want to…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 5/18/2017

May, 18 2017

The Missouri River is still one of the better choices for a long day or a weekend. The fishing has been hard to beat anywhere else in the area. It's been cold enough to slow the Caddis down a little but they will certainly pick back up when it warms…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 5/10/2017

May, 10 2017

The flows on the Missouri have been steadily rising pretty good. The fishing has been staying very good by most reports though. Not a whole lot of great dry fly action going on yet except on the cloudy or stormy days. Nymphing has been most productive with Sow Bugs, Sow…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 5/2/2017

May, 02 2017

The flows on the Missouri have been rising a little but has still been fishing pretty well. Midges are still the most productive hatch for the most part, depending on which stretch on what day. Baetis have been around here and there and should probably improve with a little warmer…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 4/13/2017

Apr, 13 2017

The Missouri has been fishing well for the most part. It sounds like nymphing has been the most consistent with a few real good days with Streamers and a few real good days with dries. Best nymphs have been pink or pink with a hot bead paired with a Midge…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/18/2017

Mar, 18 2017

The Missouri has continued to improve over the last few days. It sounds like the Midges have been hatching in good numbers and the Dry Fly fishing has gotten a lot better. The Streamer fishing has gotten pretty good as well. Natural colors like olive, brown or black have been…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/11/2017

Mar, 11 2017

The Missouri is fishing well. Some Midge hatches have a few fish looking up here and there depending on the wind. The Streamer bite has been picking up too. The Nymphing has been most consistent still with Pink stuff and Midge Pupas leading the assault. The fish are still in…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 3/4/2017

Mar, 04 2017

The few reports we've gotten from up that way have been pretty good lately. A little windy but not bad. Most people have said Nymphing has been the most productive, with some moments of glory on Streamers or Dries. Midges have really just started to get the fish looking up.…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/21/2017

Feb, 21 2017

We've gotten a few good reports from the Missouri this weekend. It sounds like Nymphing is still the most productive way to catch a lot of fish right now. The Midge hatches are starting to pick up and so has the Dry Fly fishing. The fish certainly aren't rising everywhere…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/17/2017

Feb, 17 2017

The reports coming in from the Missouri lately have been alot more possitive than last week. The temps have warmed up quite a bit and the fish are feeling good. A few more fish have started to pod up and eat some Midges off the surface. Not everywhere but in…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/11/2017

Feb, 11 2017

The "Mighty Mo" should start to pick up a little now. It has been real cold up there lately. If the warm trend continues things will start happening quick. The Czech Nymph, Scud, Sow Bug, Midge Pupa combo's will probably work the best for numbers, hopefully we will start seeing…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/30/2016

Jan, 30 2017

The Missouri continues to be a great option as long as the weather is cooperating a little. The weather looks good later this week and well into next. Hopefully we will start seeing a nice warm trend. We still need to appease the snow gods but it can be a…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/24/2016

Jan, 24 2017

The fishing on the Missouri has been good the last several days. It looks like the weather is cooling off a little early this week but has the potential to warm up closer to the weekend. Nothing has changed as far as fly selection. Pink stuff and Midges will probably…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/21/2016

Jan, 21 2017

The reports from the Missouri have been pretty darn good the last few days. The sections below either Houser or Holter have been producing some real nice fish. There is definately some room for improvement on the weathers end though. The fish are hanging out in the real slow holes,…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/16/2016

Jan, 16 2017

Temps are going to be creeping up this week, so if you are lucky enough to have a day off mid week the Missouri might just be perfect. We are looking at 40's and mild winds. Like most tailwaters this time of year, fly selections can and should be kind…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/31/2016

Dec, 31 2016

If the roads stay good the Missouri might be worth the drive a couple days this week. The temps are going to be in the negatives mid week though. The water between Wolf Creek and Craig will probably have the best water temps. Stay in the slow, deep water and…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/27/2016

Dec, 27 2016

It looks like the temps might be alright for some mid day fishing around Wolf Creek and Craig this week. It might not be worth the drive for everyone, but if your determined to get up there the fishing should be quite good. Whether you are swinging with a spey…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/23/2016

Dec, 23 2016

The Missouri is clear of ice and slush all the way to about Cascade. It has been so cold up that way we havn't gotten any fresh reports the last couple of weeks. It looks like it is going to be another blizzardy weekend as well. The good news is…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/17/2016

Dec, 17 2016

We're in for another cold snap, but when it warms up again, and you're determined to catch a trout, consider the Missouri. The best time to fish will be from around 10am-3pm. Nymphing the slow, deep runs with a Pink or Rainbow Czech Nymph and a Midge Pupa. The water…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/4/2016

Dec, 04 2016

As we get our first real bout of Winter cold, our choices for fishing open water dwindles. We basically have two choices, Spring Creeks or below a dam. The sections just below Hauser or Holter are as good as it gets. The water will usually remain ice free for quite…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/27/2016

Nov, 27 2016

The fishing on the Missouri has been a little hit or miss from the couple of reports we've gotten the last day or two. The Streamer bite seems to be the most consistent the last couple of days. Either being somewhat aggressive or swinging slow through the deep spots have…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/19/2016

Nov, 19 2016

The Missouri is still fishing well after the cold snap. A few Baetis have been hatching lately but are still kind of over shadowed by the Midges. The Dry Fly fishing still has some room for improvement though.The Streamer fishing should be improving as the water temps drop a little…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/09/2016

Nov, 09 2016

The weather is too nice not to think about a weekend or long day on the Missouri. Fishing has been pretty darn good. Baetis and Midges have been hatching ok when it isn't too windy. Be ready to go through the whole hatch, from Nymphs to Emergers to Cripples and…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/04/2016

Nov, 04 2016

The Missouri should still be on your short list for longer day or weekend trip. The weather is nice and the roads are clear, not a bad time to go. The fish are starting to move to their winter program, so unless there is a pretty decent hatch going on…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/29/2016

Oct, 29 2016

The Missouri is still holding it's own. Fishing remains top shelf. The Baetis and Midge hatches have been quite productive lately. A larger Attractor Fly like a #14-16 Purple Haze or Royal Wulff as the top fly and a #18-20 BWO or Midge off the back has been a great…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/18/2016

Oct, 18 2016

Reports from the Missouri have been real good the last couple of days. Like the rest of us, they had severe winds over the weekend too. Baetis and Midges have been the prime hatches, and probably worth a trip for. Some friends have been up there for a couple of…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/13/2016

Oct, 13 2016

The fishing on the Missouri is still very good. After a little spike in anglers the crowds have cleared out quite a bit as have the weeds. Midges and Baetis have been providing patient anglers with good dry fly action. It has been important to have a couple different stages…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/02/2016

Oct, 02 2016

The fishing on the Missouri remains pretty solid even though the traffic has picked up a little. From most reports the only "Must Haves" are some sort of Crawdad your confident in, #18 Baetis Nymph, #16 Sow Bug, #18 Zebra Midge. The fun flies to have in case you see…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/27/2016

Sep, 27 2016

The Missouri is still one of our top choices for a long day or a weekend trip. No crowds to speak of, weeds aren't bad, plenty of fish, and a few bugs to keep those fish looking up. Most of the guides have still been running a Crawdad / Baetis…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/18/2016

Sep, 18 2016

The few reports we've been getting from the Missouri have been real good. The Psuedo's are still out along with some Baetis providing for some real decent dry fly fishing at times. It can be hard to make a whole day with dries but you should certainly have a rod…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 9/7/2016

Sep, 07 2016

The Missouri River is fishing pretty well. The Baetis hatch got a shot in the arm with the weather, providing for some good dry fly fishing lately. Duns, Emergers and Cripples have all been important. The weeds have been steadily thinning out making the nymphing a little easier. Crawdads and…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/31/2016

Aug, 31 2016

The Missouri River has been hanging in there and fishing pretty decent. The weeds aren’t even too bad from what we’ve heard. For the dry or die folks there are still some tricos kicking around and baetis should be on there way soon. Terrestrials are still working too, hoppers and…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/22/2016

Aug, 22 2016

The Missouri River is still a great option for a long day or a weekend trip. The Trico's have slowed down a little, but is worth getting up a little earlier in the morning for. The Hopper and Ant fishing has been decent below Craig. The majority of action has…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/08/2016

Aug, 08 2016

The fishing on the Missouri is getting a little better with the last few cooler evenings. The Trico's are still the best hatch on the river right now. They have been starting first thing in the morning and lasting until around noon or so depending on the heat, wind, etc.…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/29/2016

Jul, 29 2016

The fishing on the Missouri is hanging in there. Tricos are definately the best hatch going right now. It can be worth the extra effort to be up there first thing in the morning if you want to be sure and catch the Spinner fall. A person can catch a…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/25/2016

Jul, 25 2016

The Missouri has been fishing pretty well still. The flows have been a little funky lately, but hasn't seemed to screw with the fish too much. Tricos are definately the dominant hatch right now. The dry fly fishing has been best first thing in the morning until the wind comes…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/22/2016

Jul, 22 2016

Flows out of the dam have been changing the last few days.  No one from the shop has been on the water since monday so I couldnt say how the fishing has been, but when the flows are changing the fishing usually slows down. The Trico numbers have been good…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/19/2016

Jul, 19 2016

The Missouri fished great last week but slow Sunday afternoon and Monday for us.  We did well Sunday moring up above Craig on the Pulsa Rig with a Rusty Magic Fly. Sunday night Craig got about four inches of rain in a hour around 2am which turned the fishing off…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/18/2016

Jul, 18 2016

The Missouri is fishing pretty well right now. There are clouds of Tricos in the morning as well as some PMD's. There is enough dry fly action going on to keep you busy. Certainly not every fish is rising all day long but enough to have a little fun. Nymphing…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/17/2016

Jul, 17 2016

The Missouri is in good shape still. Tricos are hatching first thing in the morning, moving to PMD's a little later depending on the wind or sun. The clowdy days have been a little better for PMD's. The Canyon section has a few fish looking for Hoppers, but a little…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/12/2016

Jul, 12 2016

The Missouri is still fishing pretty darn good. It's changed a little over the past few days. The PMD's have dropped off a bunch but the Tricos are starting to get thck in the mornings. The fish seem to be eating them best in the Canyon section right now. Caddis…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 06/29/2016

Jun, 29 2016

The Missouri is still certainly worth the effort. PMD's and Caddis are still hatching in good numbers. Even the hot, sunny days have been producing fish on dries, certainly not every everywhere all the time but enough to keep a dry fly rod rigged. The fish are definately getting picky.…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 06/24/2016

Jun, 24 2016

The Missouri is fishing well, especially considering some of the crowds have depleted somewhat as most of our rivers are fishable again. PMD's and Caddis seem to be the majority of hatches to look forward to. Tricos should be happening pretty quickly though. Most reports say a Crawdad and small…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 06/19/2016

Jun, 19 2016

The Missouri is still fishing well considering the crowds the last week or so. Now that all our other waters around the state are clearing up and Salmon Flies are hatching, the crowds should deminish a little. PMD's seem to be the most productive hatch even thogh the fish are…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 06/09/2016

Jun, 09 2016

The Missouri is still one of the best places to be fishing right now. PMD's are hatching in good numbers and most people have been abel to find enough risers to keep them busy for a while, or at least split up the nymphing a little. When the PMD's are…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/28/2016

May, 28 2016

The Missouri is still one of the best places to be fishing right now. PMD's are hatching in good numbers and most people have been abel to find enough risers to keep them busy for a while, or at least split up the nymphing a little. When the PMD's are…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/28/2016

May, 28 2016

This river is looking beautiful, full-blown greenery surrounding the MO' right now. If the fishing isn't the best, you're sure to enjoy the spectacular scenery. The flows on the Missouri are still up a little, but this river can fish well high! I had the most love fishing deep with…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/19/2016

May, 19 2016

The flows on the Missouri have gone up a little but the fishing is still worth the drive. Nymphing is the most consistant right now, with things like a Wire Worm and a Tailwater Sow Bug leading the charge. Hot Bead Sow Bugs and Pink Scuds are good candidates as…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/14/2016

May, 14 2016

Reports from the Missouri continue to very possitive. Baetis and March Browns continue to be the strongest hatches right now, although you may still find the occasional fish eating Midges, and Caddis shouldn't be too far off. Streamers have been productive as well, color seems to be a little more…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/11/2016

May, 11 2016

The Missouri seems to be one of the best bets if you want to fish moving water. The Baetis have been hatching fantastic lately. Start looking for them to come off around 11am-noon or so and should last a couple of hours. Some days are better than others as far…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/05/2016

May, 05 2016

The Missouri has still been fishing pretty darn good. Baetis, midges and a few march browns have been on the water. Depending on the day or the person, some are having decent dry fly action most are not. Pink stuff seems to be the best going right now, especially whith…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 04/28/2016

Apr, 28 2016

The Missouri has been very good as of late. March Brown, bwo's and midges are making for the dry fly action, and nymph fishing has been excellent. Firebead and mayfly nymphs are catching lots of fish down below. Streamer reports aren't very good with so many insects for trout to…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 04/23/2016

Apr, 23 2016

The Missouri is a good option this time of year. Fish should be starting to look up more and more as we head towards May. There are plenty of midges out and some baetis starting to show up as well. Nymphing with the normal tailwater stuff and anything pink has…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 04/12/2016

Apr, 12 2016

The Missouri is a good option this time of year. Fish should be starting to look up more and more as we head towards May. There are plenty of midges out and some baetis starting to show up as well. Nymphing with the normal tailwater stuff and anything pink has…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/20/2016

Jan, 20 2016

The Missouri should definately be on your short list for a long day trip or a nice weekend. The temps are rising a little and the days are getting longer, making a couple hour drive a little more worth it. The Midges hatches have been improving enough to plan…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/27/2015

Dec, 27 2015

The Missouri is still a great option. It has been a little cold and looks like it might stay cold until New Years Day or so. The River will fish best from the Dam to Craig or a little downstream. Nymphing the slow deep holes is usually the most…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/28/2015

Nov, 28 2015

The Missouri is still fishig pretty darn good right now. There isn't any slush below Howser Dam or below Holter. The fish have moved into the slow deep runs for the Winter months. The fish have been eating Scuds, Sow Bugs or Czech Nymphs with a Tungsten Midge Pupa…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/18/2015

Nov, 18 2015

The Missouri is a great option as we get into the Winter. You don't need to be fishing until 9 or 10 and you're done by 4 or 5. The Baetis hatches have turned to Midges but the fish are rising to them throughout the day. The Streamer bite…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/10/2015

Nov, 10 2015

The Missouri is fishing great right now. The BWO hatches have been pretty regular in the afternoons lately, especially when it's been cloudy and wet. Guys are getting it done with Streamers as well since the weeds aren't an issue this time of year. On a nice weather day…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/12/2015

Oct, 12 2015

Reports from the MO were pretty good this weekend despite the wind on Sunday. There are still plenty of Psudo's out, a few Trcos,  as well as some Baetis. Not every fish is looking up, but enough to make a set up dry fly rod worth while. The Streamer…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/05/2015

Oct, 05 2015

Reports from the Missouri were great this weekend. I guess 35 with some rain and snow mixed in helps the trout fishing a little. The Baetis really popped the last few days. Nymphing with a Midge Pupa or San Juan Worm and a Baetis Nymph has been about the…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 09/29/2015

Sep, 29 2015

We have had a few reports of decent dry fly fishing on the MO lately but we expect some rain and cooler temps later this week so it should get alot better. Pseudos and Baetis should be on the menu. Nymphing with a Midge Pupa and a Baetis Nymph…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 09/24/2015

Sep, 24 2015

Pseudos are still hatching for those looking for a challenge with the dries. Tricos are still around but near the end of the season now. Deeper nymph rigs are good in the morning until the hatch gets going when people are going with dry droppers of short nymph rigs.…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/24/2015

Aug, 24 2015

The Missouri River is continuing to fish as well as you can expect for this time of the season. Tricos are tapering off and the pseudos are getting started. Longer and lighter leaders and tippet are usually required to entice a bite or two. Size 20-24 B.W.O.'s seem to…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/16/2015

Aug, 16 2015

The Missouri River is always good for a few fish. The dam section has been nymphing well with small mayfly nymphs and tailwater stuff. Hoppers have also been getting a few fish to eat. Mornings are providing the best fishing at the moment, so get out early and relax…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/10/2015

Aug, 10 2015

The Missouri is fishing well right now and the pressure is easing up a bit with some of the other rivers around picking up. It sounds like mornings have produced the best fishing for the most part. There are still some tricos around, and hopper fishing has picked up…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/03/2015

Aug, 03 2015

The Tricos have been coming off in good numbers and fishing has been decent to great depending on the day.  Nymphing an assortment of bugs such as the Tung Dart, the Split Case PMD, and the Zebra Midge have been getting it done up by the dam.  We have…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/18/2015

Jul, 18 2015

If you like techy dry fly fishing to picky fish the Missouri is a good option right now with good numbers of Tricos and PMDs. The nymphing has also been good through the upper stretches, mostly with smaller mayfly nymphs. Some weeds are starting to show up so be…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/13/2015

Jul, 13 2015

The Missouri River is crowded but remains a solid option.  The nymphing above Craig has been good on an assortment of Caddis soft hackles and PMD nymphs.  Anglers are running long leaders up high in mid river and switching to short leash rigs in the shallower runs.  Tricos are…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/09/2015

Jul, 09 2015

The Missouri River is crowded but remains a solid option.  The nymphing above Craig has been good on an assortment of Caddis and PMD nymphs.  Anglers are running long leaders up high and switching to short leash rigs in the shallower runs.  Tricos are back out in full force…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/04/2015

Jul, 04 2015

The Missouri River is fishing well at the moment. If you like throwing dries there are Caddis, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, and Tricos starting to show up. The tricos should start to get pretty in the next week or so. All the usual nymph stuff is working as well. Most…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 06/14/2015

Jun, 14 2015

The Missouri River is fishing well right now. Nymphing with your usual tailwater stuff like worms, scuds and a variety of mayflies and caddis pupa are working well. Dry fly fishing has also been good with caddis and PMDs bringing fish up. The streamer bite has been there at…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/21/2015

May, 21 2015

There has been some good dry fly fishing to be had up on the Missouri with solid bwo and march brown hatches coming off on cloudy afternoons. Nymph rigs have been very effective with scud, worm, caddis and mayfly patterns all taking plenty of fish. Haven't heard much of…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 05/06/2015

May, 06 2015

The Missouri River is fishing well. Flows are lower than normal for this time of year but the fishing has been good. There are plenty of Baetis and March Browns around for the dry fly anglers and the streamer fishing has also been picking up with the warmer water…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 04/08/2015

Apr, 08 2015

Fishing has been heating up along with the water temperature. Nymphing has been very good with mayfly and firebead patterns. Midges are still around and spring baetis are starting to hatch on cloudy afternoons. Streamer fishing has also heated up especially down below Craig.

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Missouri River Fishing Report 03/31/2015

Mar, 31 2015

The Missouri River is fishing well right now. The water temperatures are warming up into the 40s and giving anglers different fishing options other than nymphing. The streamer and dry fly bite is starting to pick up, midges and small parachutes for the dries and flashy for the streamers.…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 03/23/2015

Mar, 23 2015

The Missouri River has been steady but should continue to improve as the water temperatures start to warm up. Nymphing with the usual pink stuff is working well, and flashy streamer on the swing have been picking up fish. There are midges around if you want to fish dries…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 03/11/2015

Mar, 11 2015

Nymphing is good in the slow winter water with firebeads, scud, sowbug, worm and midge patterns. Overcast days offer good dry fly action with midge and midge clusters. Streamer fishing is decent at times especially when its cloudy. Smaller is better with streamers now, and flashy stuff like Skiddish…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/27/2015

Feb, 27 2015

More of the same winter stuff on the Mo. Nymphing slow water with deep nymph rigs will be most productive. Worms, scuds, firebeads, midges and pink stuff will all work. If you want to fish fish dries midge clusters are really your only option right now. If you’re fishing…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 2/19/2015

Feb, 19 2015

Nymphing the usual pink sowbug-scud and midge stuff has been good. Fish are holding in the slow, deep water so getting the flies in front of fish is more important than the fly itself. You can always swing or slow retrieve streamers down deep. Haven't heard much about any…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/24/2015

Jan, 24 2015

Not much has changed on the Missouri, nymphing deep in the slow stuff has been best with worms and pink stuff or midges. You can try throwing some streamers around as well just be sure to slow down your retrieves as the fish aren’t too willing to chase in…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 1/10/2015

Jan, 10 2015

The Missouri is fishing best up high near the dams. Nymphing is the name of the game in slower moving slack waters. Worms, scuds, sows, pink stuff and midges are the way to go. If it warms up we should start seeing more midge activity, until then nymphing is…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/23/2014

Dec, 23 2014

Nymphing the slower water with pink flies has been good. Not much to report for good dry fly fishing, although midge hatches should start bring more fish to the surface as winter progresses. Swinging streamers down deep has also been effective. Cold weather in the forecast might ice things…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/11/2014

Dec, 11 2014

The Missouri is nymphing well right now. Fishing a worm followed by followed by a scud, midge, something pink or something with a firebead will do the trick. Fish are hanging out in the slower water so concentrate your efforts there. We haven’t heard of too much going on…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 12/3/2014

Dec, 03 2014

The river is fishing well with deep nymph rigs working best. Tis the season for pink stuff to be working well, along with the usual midge and worm patterns. Swinging streamers down deep on full sink lines has also been pretty good.

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Missouri River Fishing Report 11/13/2014

Nov, 13 2014

The water temps out of Holter are still holding in the 40's which makes fishing below the dam one of the better options right now. Nymphing with midge, baetis, egg, scud and sowbug patterns have been best. Slow stripped or swung streamers have also been working well. Look for…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/31/2014

Oct, 31 2014

The Missouri River is a good option this time of year. Nymphing is consistent with worms, scuds and sows, firebead stuff, and small midge stuff. Streamer fishing with heavy sink lines can also produce some nice fish, just slow down your retrieves a little bit as the water temperatures…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/14/2014

Oct, 14 2014

The Missouri River is fishing well right now. Nymphing has been solid with small maylflies and tailwater stuff, like scuds, sows, midges and worms. Streamer fishing has been good as well and should continue to get better, flashy has been best especially on the sunnier days. Dry fly fisihing…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 10/03/2014

Oct, 03 2014

The Missouri has been fishing well with nymphs and dries.  There are some weeds breaking up so the streamer fishing and heavier nymphs make it a bit more challenging.  The dry bite is picking with the BWO hatches and fishing is and should continue to be promising.  Flies:  Parachute…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 09/19/2014

Sep, 19 2014

The Missouri is experiencing some weeds from them releasing water from the dam which has made the fishing a bit challenging especially with streamers.  But if you are willing to deal with the weeds then you should see some decent fishing.  The cooler overcast days will trigger the BWO…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 09/11/2014

Sep, 11 2014

The Missouri is in good shape. Nymphing is good with the normal tailwater stuff. Fishing up top has been best with Pseudo’s and Callibaetis,. The cold weather will probably put an end to the hoppers. The streamer fishing should continue to get better as well. Fall is here!

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Missouri River Fishing Report 09/5/2014

Sep, 05 2014

The flows on the MO are a bit higher than average but the fishing has still been great.  The dry bite has slowed lately with afternoons and evenings being the most productive with the dries.  On the right day with ideal cooler conditions the baetis are popping so keep…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/27/2014

Aug, 27 2014

There are some weeds breaking up on the MO being that it is a tailwater river.  The trico bite slowed down after the cooler wet days but is picking back up as the warm days continue.  Although more rain storms are forecasted for this weekend.  Nymphing has been promising…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/21/2014

Aug, 21 2014

The hopper bite on the MO has been really good.  Trico hatches are still occurring pretty much every am but the hatches vary, the evenings will be most productive with hoppers.  Flies: Tricos, Chubbies, Hoppers, Ants

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/16/2014

Aug, 16 2014

The Missouri is running a bit higher than average still but has not influenced the fishing.  The storms forecasted may or may not improve the fishing but the good thing is the fish are eating a variety of flies.  Trico spinners are good choices from mid-to late morning.  Hoppers…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/09/2014

Aug, 09 2014

The Missouri River is still fishing well per usual. There have been good spinner falls of Trico’s in the morning around 9am, and decent hopper bites throughout the day. There haven’t been very big caddis hatches this year but they are also still worth a try. Nymphing is always…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 08/05/2014

Aug, 05 2014

Fish are starting to get on the hopper bite on the lower MO.  Tricos are still a good option in the mornings.  Small flashy bead heads are also effective.

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/30/2014

Jul, 30 2014

The dry-fly fishing on the Missouri has been great this year.  There are so many natural Tricos on the water at times that you might have better luck not throwing a Trico pattern.  PMDs in the mornings and caddis in evenings are great options.  Hoppers along the banks with…

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Missouri River Fishing Report 07/25/2014

Jul, 25 2014

The Trico season has started on the MO.  PMDs and caddis are also good flies to use.  Terrestrials such as ants and beetles have been effective and hoppers are beginning to make an appearance.

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