Late October Missouri River Fishing Report
All good here on the Mo. Snow this week. Seasonal weather will bring those fish back to the surface.
We just finished with some wind and sun. Typical October weather. November is on the horizon. Along with the 11th month we have snow and cooler air temps.
Check out the weather ahead. It looks good!
Nymphing is off the charts still. The overcast coming up will not only help that discipline but will add to the comfort level of the trout. That comfort will get those fish to stay in the skinny water throughout the day. And if they stay on those flats we can get them on a streamer in shallow water. And if they stay there for much longer the dry fly opportunities are pretty good.
Cripples seem to be the trick not hose dry fly fish. Some of the spots that get cast to daily the fish are not all that happy. If you find those singles they can be caught. If you travel in the areas that not many anglers are congregating in you can find success too. The road less traveled is a thing man.
Emergers are on the rise too. Soft hackles and CDC mayfly emerges can be the trick. Well stocked at Headhunters of Craig. Lots of BWO patterns. The dry fly specialists here fishing Montana’s Missouri River is Headhunters of Craig.
The streamer bite has been inconsistent. With the advent of the November weather we will see this change. We hope so. Thin Mints, small black leeches, Kreelex, Skiddish Smolts and the like are getting it done when the fish are in the mood.
The swingers are getting it done. Lots and lots of them in and out of the shop. Come by and get tuned in on the latest Trout Spey lines, tips, and techniques. Flies for the swinger too. The only fly shop with the gear for the two handed trout angler in the canyon.
October is in the rear view mirror, almost. Lots of great fishing ahead in November. Far fewer anglers on the water and room for lodging too. Stay in Craig, eat at Joe’s, and meet your Headhunters guide at the shop in the am. We got yer back. Call today for info about this fantastic month ahead of us. We are excited about November!
We will see you tonight at the Great Falls Smith River Scoping Meeting Tonight @ Great Falls Civic Center, 2 Park Drive South, Great Falls, Montana, on Monday, October 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
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