Mid September has rolled on in and all we had to do was blink. Well blink no more for the remainder of the month as w have truly been enjoying this particular September.
The best dry fly fishing that we have witnessed in this generally dry fly drought month. The caddis have returned as they commonly do in the latter part of summer and pressing into the month of September here on the Missouri River. The pesky Psuedo’s are here in a big way but they too have allowed some successes when casting at these frequently snobby feeding trout.
Missouri River September Fly Fishing Facts
Best weather of the summer. Save for this week we historically have highs int he 70’s and lows in the 40’s. Some days will creep higher and some mornings will fall below the freezing mark too. All in all a great month with very little precipitation and favorable daytime highs.
This September we have hopper fishing. Toss the bigger fly or go the other way and tie on the small fry of your choice.
October Caddis fishing is really quite good. Can you twitch it? Remember there is a difference between just dragging it and the proper twitch. If you do not know how, just dead drift it for resounding sucking takes.
Nymphing is red hot. Until the afternoon. Then some days it sucks. Pretty bad. A fish a mile in the pm can be good. Depending on the day. You’ll just have to try it to know. The dam is of course white hot. Work out your arms and row around as long as you want. This great nymph month should only get better.
The colors are changing. While we do not get the famous broad brush strokes of the NE US we do get some pretty stunning yellows. Bring your camera for the colored up brown trout and the leaves.
Psuedo’s.Try your hand at the mostly impossible sipping trout on these damn small BWO’s. Good luck. Sometimes we toss bigger flies at these rising trout. We recommend spending less than 10 minutes on fish that won’t eat the fly. Trust me, I’m a guide.
The streamer fly is making a comeback. Fellers pausing and pawing through the streamer region at Headhunters this month already. Need some kick-ass patterns for the upcoming fall bugger season? Stop in. We got a bundle of them. Truly. October is coming.
Bring more clothes. It can get pretty shitty if the wind comes up. A sweater and a rain jacket are not a bad idea on any given day.
Time to get out a few more times before the fall slips by. It certainly can. Come up for the afternoon if you are local and sneak out for a weekend if you are further from our wonderful resource. If you don’t come this year you will be one year older when you do…