Happy New Year Headhunters. The Missouri River fared well as the Polar Plungers christened the waters once again in Craig @ High Noon starting the year of right!
Water temps for the plungers was 34.5F. Oh so cold. The trout are a touch on the slow side as well. Slush in the lower river most of the week. Probable for a couple more days of the same kind of icebergish water.
Below 36F, water temp, can slow the fishing down considerably. Usually does not slow the anglers down. Any day the weather is near freezing there are anglers about.
The water flows are up as the DNRC tries to alleviate shelf ice and anchor ice and other troubles that occur due to frigid air temps below 0F. 5K is the usual level for this quite common winter maneuver. Currently 4770cfs.
A bunch of snow on the ground. 8+ here in Craig still. Settling has occurred. Looks like we may get some more spitting on us as the weekend and front end of the coming week. Temperatures increasing daily with highs in the 30’s in the future.
Check with the shop about the boat ramp situation if you are dumping your boat in the water. The obvious and usable ramps are the dam and Craig and Spite Hill. No shelf ice hindering any of those ramps. The steeper ramps including Wolf Creek, Stickney Creek and Dearborn are iced up as I write. Mid Canon is workable too.
Shuttles daily with rental boats out this week too. Guide trips available to get your year started right.
Missouri River New Years Fishing Report 1.2.15
Flies? Pink. Streamers? Small. 2 Handers? Skagit if you want to.
Free 2 Handed Casting and Fishing Clinic January 10th. SOLD OUT. A couple on the waiting list already. A few spots open for the February 7th gig.
Mike McCune and Whitney Gould Spey Clinic coming as well. We will let you know when we nail down the dating on this very special Sustained Anchor Clinic possibly in April.
Fly Tying Night in America coming Wednesday 7th @ 5:30pm. A good time for locals in an unstructured setting with some cold beers.
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