Autumnal Equinox, Fishing Report, and the love of Rain!
Fall has arrived. Yesterday we received about a half inch and today more, even more rain.
Thursday a high of 48F and rain.Today more of the same. Highs and lows are not too far apart.
Knowing the season change, as the solstice arrives this evening autumnal equinox @ 00:53 we need to make some changes in gear.
Whether you roll in your car, truck, or boat, there are some things to toss into your vessel for comfort and safety.
Hats, gloves, handwarmers, streamer rods, streamer boxes, baetis boxes, whiskey, a Thermos of coffee, your cell phone, glasses with light colored lenses, and whatever else you require for fall fly fishing fun!
We have lots of cool fall nd winter gear from Skwala, SIMMS, NRS, Orvis, and so much more! Come by the mothership and outfit yourself for the next couple months of fishing here in central Montana.
Missouri River Fishing Report
No reports of BWO’s yet, and the water will have to fall into the 50’s before that happens. Psuedo’s are around and will make the fish rise. They are difficult and require patience. The Callibaetis is still present with some other weird mayflies too. Spinners are king, cripples are clutch!. A Missouri River Rule.
The streamer gang is doing well and are not talking about it. That means only one thing. You can figure out the nuances here, I think.
The weeds are down to a manageable level. The entire river is fishing well and you can find boats on ay and all stretches on any given day.
Fish are still in the faster water areas and may move into the slow stagnant stuff later in October, or November. Look for fishy water and toss the flies in!
Short, medium, and long nymph lengths are effective. Again, find your depth and work it baby. PT’s, Weight flies, Scuds, Firebeads, Worms, Zebra’s, etc.
Weather is the wild card this weekend. Raining hard as I write this report and will make a change in clothing before I head out. If you need instant reports about the Missouri River and the Fishing Report, or Weather Report, do not hesitate to call us. We are here to help the Missouri River Angler. Operators standing by daily 7am til 7pm. 406/235-3447 ext 2.
The weekend ahead has sale items at the shop, the Best Flies Under the Big Sky, shuttles, guide trips, local lodging selection that dwarves the rest, Craig Trout Camp in downtown Craig, Izaak’s open, and the funnest fly shop staff on the planet!
See you chucking junk to the banks…on the Mighty MO!