Missouri River Friday Fishing Report. Cold this weekend with seasonable weather arriving with teeth!
A hard bite for you folks. Dress warmly and enjoy the streamer, dry fly, and nymphing all day long. The bite seems to get better as the day goes on. Tough in the early morning with noon-time being the front edge of the great fishing.
Those fishing with streamers have had hit and miss fishing. Gold, yellow, brown, and white seem to be the colors that the fish are into. What are you into? Sink tips need not apply. But you could. The water levels are low and to get that extra depth most are tossing heavier flies. Or lighter. Fish the skinny water with the comfort of the overcast skies.
Saturday. Showers. Temperature falling to around 36 by 4pm. Windy, with a north wind 28 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
The short leash is the preferred nymphing method with some fishing medium depth at 4′ with a split shot. Good for those faster runs and deeper slots. PT derivations and any sow or scud will get the job done. OR double scud?
All reaches fishing well. Pick your favorite and go get ’em.
Dry flies in the afternoon with the small BWO being the star. Some bigger flies downstream. More to come. Way more.
Stop in the shop for a detailed up to the minute report and the best in Missouri River flies. We have a vast selection of streamers and two handed gear. DEMO rods always available. A full compliment of fly lines as well.
Shop open daily at 7am and late til 8.
Any of your guys see a fish able Bastia hatch this afternoon in the rain?
Oh yeah. Big time.
I was there sept 17. 18 and visited your shop. I have not fished in October. Would there be less moss as the river goes down or more. Or maybe the same? We’re Thinking of coming back this weekend.
Less moss? No. More Elodea weed with the lower river volume. Good fishing though. If you can hang with the release of the Elodea weed. Moss grows on land.