Missouri River Rain Day

Missouri River Saturdays…Rain Days

Liquid Sunshine falling from the sky this morning. So what should you do? Put on your rain-gear and go outside. Just what any normal sound minded angler would do.

The NOAA Weather Service states

Today 02/03

Rain and snow this morning turning to all snow for the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%.

Tonight  02/03

Snow likely. Low 26F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

Midges? Well, maybe. The rain will keep many off the river as the traffic in conjunction with the warmer than average weather will certainly decline today. Streamers? Totally your gig today. Or give nymphing a shot. Water temps still on the colder side of winter at 33.5F Flows at 4720 cfs.

The water temperatures have cooled with this dousing of cooler wetter weather. No worrying about getting too warm this August now. Not that we were, but it is out of the question after this weather event passes through. Temps currently holding at the 62F-64F mark. The flows are stable at the Hi 4K’scfs and all is well. Shoot, not too many more degrees below the 62 mark and we may see some BWO’s? Psuedo’s for sure.

5 Tips to Keep you Dry and Warm during the Deluge

  1. Wear the best rain gear money can buy. Skwala, SIMMS,  Orvis. Come on in and Gear Up!
  2. Fish under the bridge all day. The fish don’t care, they are all wet anyhows!
  3. Bring lots of hot coffee, soup, and/or Chicken Broth.
  4. Whiskey!
  5. Renegade fish from the car. Wade fishing is good when you have the protection of the car, the heater, and the option to go to Joe’s, stand by the fire, and tell some lies.

Toss streamers all day long? It may keep you warmer. The water temps dictate that you will move the flies, patterns, streamer very slowly. Dead swing? Yeah.

That is all for this Saturday morning. Enjoy your week ahead. Keep warm, and wear some killer rain gear. Shop is open daily for all your Missouri River Montana Fly Fishing needs. Streamers, winter layers, raingear/waders, rainpants, warm hats, and that new fly rod you didi not get for Christmas.

Missouri RIver Rain Days, Orvis, Raingear, SIMMS, Streamer fishing
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