Missouri River Fishing Report

Missouri River Fishing Report 10.14.13

The Missouri River is fishing as good as it ever gets.


Streamer or nymph mornings with dry fly afternoons. Just simply awesome!

The upper river is the place for those who want to dry fly. The central portion lends itself well to those who like the streamer bite and nymphers. The lower? Long, slow , and dry.

This is the call, the call that everybody wants to hear. We have guests that want us to call them when it is on fire. Well, consider this your call folks. The only thing to do now is call in sick and book a high speed Headhunters guide. It’s a no-brainer.

Flies? PT derivatives, scuds, midge pupa. Small and flashy, big and flashy, small and black, or just wiggly. That should work. Dries? Crips, emergers, knock downs, and of course the dun. If it don’t work? Change it brother.

The hatch comes off after lunch. Be wise and have a bite to eat, or drink, before the big time explosion and get on it when it is going down, coming off, happening.

The forecast for the week is not too bad. Keep that sun out of the equation. Although it does not much matter when there is an insect every square inch from bank to bank.


The big bugs? The true baetis. They are here and there. With enough billions of pseudo’s to fill in the gaps.

Flows are holding at 3100-ish and will remain the same. The water temps are falling daily and will plunge throughout the month until we see them stabilize in November, finally resting at the 35F-or 36F mark for the winter. Sometimes, during cold spells, they will drop to 33.5F. Brrr, chilly.

Shop hours remain the dame. First fly shop open in the morning, and last to close in the evening. Come by and get yourself geared up for the elements. Handwarmers, gloves, toques, smashing SIMMS gear,  Rio fly lines to makes your guides sing don’t let your fishing guide sing leaders to help the fly turnover, and of course the most knowledgeable staff with the finest fly selection for the Missouri River.

Thanks, and enjoy the Missouri River Fishing Report here, on the Headhunters Blog. The most updated, accurate and honest fishing report on the planet. Or at least in the Tri-County area…

We’ll see you on the dry fly flats of the Missouri River!

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