Missouri River May 2nd Fishing Report
Checking in this Monday morning in central Montana with your Missouri River May 2nd Fishing Report.
Sun ahead this week until the weekend, then some better dry fly weather.
The first day after a week’s worth of overcast or better does present a problem for the bite. generally. Yesterday not as good as the previous week. The fish do calm down on the 2nd day of the sunshine. Get a new bottle of sunscreen and enjoy the warmer spring weather.
Flies of the week included some of the Missouri River favorites. Czech nymphs, Little Green Machine, Two Bit Hooker, Micro May, Tung Death Metal, Peep Show, Little Green Mo, Zebra’s…and many more of your favorites. We are moving away from the winter type patterns but they are still on the list of daily favorites.
The Missouri River May forecast is on the agenda this week for your blog viewing.
We have just finished out our annual Spring special and we than those who came on out and fished with us during 2016. We will again be offering it again in 2017 and we look forward to kicking every season off with you on the Missouri River.
Whitney Gould and Mike McCune taught 3 groups of spey casters all about the sustained anchor this weekend here at Headhunters Fly Shop. Headhunters is your Education Source on the Missouri River. From the free Spey Clinics all winter long to the world class education of Gould/McCune to the Headhunters Advanced Fly Fishing School this October on the Mo.
The lid is about to come off the Missouri River. I think it already has. Dry fly fishing heating up. March Browns still on the list with the BWO’s hatching daily. The Mother’s Day Caddis is on the docket this coming week or two. You would like to be knee deep in our stream when it comes off!
Still spotty reports ont eh streamer front but the nymphing and dry fly fishing will make up for the lack of the bugger bite.
Water temps holding at the 46ish F range with the water flows at the 4300 cfs mark. Inflows coming into Canyon Ferry are good enough, 6300cfs with lake levels at 83%, to make us feel strongly about the summer ahead. More on that front later this week as well.
We are quite happy with the way things are shaping up this spring and moving into the summer. Get yourself on the schedule if you want to fish with Headhunters this May, June, or July. Peak months ahead and if you are thinking about a visit let us help make your fishing vacation a success.
Stop in the store for more information, coffee, flies, rental boats, lodging tours, and all you will need for a successful day on the Mo.
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