Mid Week Fishing Update from Headhunters of Craig

Mid Week Fishing Update from Headhunters of Craig

The chart above reflects the Dearborn fall. Today at 834. And probably rising. You may see the flows follow the sine wave path the next week or better. High daytime temps continue the run-off. The higher and above 45F night-time lows will continue the melting process all nite long.

So. So we will see the water come off. But the good news is the river is clearing below the confluence of the Dearborn. Anglers were down there yesterday and will continue to populate that region.

The upper river is crowded. But yesterday not as bad. Must have been turnover day.

Nymphing not all that consistent but reasonable catch rates this past week. Caddis pupa, PMD nymphs, some from action, midges too.

The dry flies are coming. Soon? We think so. Look at the water temps and you will get ore excited. An occasional caddis and PMD seen. We are on the cusp.

Pretty booked in June and July. Still some availability in late July. A couple Swiss cheese holes here and there. Call us first for lodging in Craig and beyond. The largest catalog and the most varying types of nightly rentals in the canyon. By a long shot.

Streamer gang still catching them. Good stuff. Come by for the Best Flies Under the Big Sky here at your Missouri River Pattern Reference Shop. We got the bugs!

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  • Good report. Come on PMDs! At least by next Wed (booked a guide)!!

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