The bullet list today on the Headhunters Fly Shop Missouri River Montana Fishing Report May 28th ’15.
- The Dearborn is blown. You can fish below it if you wish.
- LPP is blown. No worries there.
- Sheep Creek? Clear for the most part. Always.
- Is the river green? Yep.
- Dry flies? Lower, not so much upper.
- PMD’s will arrive in 10 days.
- Sally’s? Later.
- Are there enough caddis around to make a difference? Yes, oh yeah.
- March Browns? On the way out. A longer stay than normal. Huh?
- BWO’s? Waning for sure.
- Water temps are moving up daily and are at 52F currently. A high of 54F a couple days ago. A trend for sure.
- Missouri River water flows below Holter Dam are at 4100 cfs.
- Canyon Ferry at 88.8% Wednesday night. Should be higher when you look right here.
- Rain for the remainder of the week.
- Will the bugs hatch riverwide? Maybe. That is a tough one.
- All techniques seem to be effective. Deep, short, shallow, super deep for the nymph rig.
- Worms? Yes.
- Streamers? Oh you betcha. Tug on them as fast as you want to now. Zippy is cool.
- Every derivation of a mayfly nymph? Definitely yes.
- Small bits of decomposed bugs are the topwater diet for most of the river, except lower.
- You can make an argument to fish later, later in the day.
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Brought the family last week to drift river for 3 days. Here is a customer fishing report. Go to Headhunters. Get a guide or two. Catch fish all day on nymphs, streamers and dries. Eat walleye at Isaak’s. Repeat. Bond with son, daughter and wife. Have them say on the flight home, “when are we going again”? Awesome results from trip on every possible level.
Fished 3 days during the week of May 28. There are no wise- ass wet behind the ears employees at Headhunters. Everyone is gracious, extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. No dragging you into the shop before the float to soak you for flies after you spend money on the float. The guides are patient, helpful, and will put you into fish . . . a lot of fish. I cast my first fly in 1972 and I know what I’m talking about. Thanks to everyone at Headhunters.