Mid Week Missouri River October Fishing Report
Facts today for the Mid Week Missouri River October Fishing Report.
Fishing is good. Not too good during the am session. Stay up late, sleep in. Get out late. Then fish. The afternoon bite is much better than the before lunch deal. If you did not get out til noon you will have missed nothing. Unless you like to cast a lot. Then get out early. And you will have the river to yourself.
BWO’s coming off daily. A mid afternoon affair. The small ones are the most common. Look for the 18’s mixed in with them. The most popular method is a drag free drift with a cripple attached. Sometimes the Adams will fool them. Or the Purple Haze franchise.
The BWO hatch is riverside. Top to bottom. Boats floating from the Dam to Cascade. You choose your favorite and fish it!
Not many caddis left. IF the sun shines, and it warms a but, bot this week, you may see some. The fish will eat the caddis. Or if you find that you forgot your BWO box, toss the caddis at them.
Steamer anglers are getting some action. Flashy seems to be the key. No heavy tips needed right now. Flows in the high 3K’s or low 4K’s. Currently 4100 and change. Weeds out there. You want to get below the surface gob, and above the bottom bunches.
Nymphers are deep in the morning. The shallow game does not light up until the afternoons in conjunction with the daily mayfly pop. 4′ with soft to your Czech and Zebra. Then roll the Czech Little Green Machine combo in the pm. Short.
Some anglers around this early month. I bet the latter half will be quiet. If you like great fishing and not so many friends around you, come later this month and into November. November rules!
November is designed for Trout Spey. Swingers Unite. Not the Key Party kind either.