Missouri River Spring Weekend
All good here in downtown Craig Montana. A couple big events this week in Craig include the opening of Izaak’s Restaurant for the season yesterday. Open 5 days a week for the remainder of the month 4-9pm for ribs, appetizers, house made cocktails and great beers on draft, cans, and bottles. www.Izaaksrestaurant.com
Kelli Wilson with Mo River Eats is OPEN for the Season too.Order the best river lunches and have them delivered to Craig daily. Yep. Add some ease to your day with MoRiverEats.com
Water temps 37.5F with water flows at 2900cfs.
Shop open 8am til 6pm with shuttles, guides, lodging, the Best Flies Under the Big Sky, and new products on the shelf this spring. Sage R8 coming next week. Skwala Fishing Products selling well with lookers and buyers both happy with the product.
The Swingers are out there and enjoying the depth, temp, and bite. Leeches, Buggers, Thin Mint-ish bugs, small articulated flies, with dark being the most common color theme. Get out your soft hackles as the BWO and MIdge will get those swing fish excited as well. Soft hackle selection at House of Headhunters like no other in Montana. Your Trout Spey HQ is here on the MO!
The medium depth tips like the iMOW 5×5, 7.5’int.x2.5T-8 is good too. Intermediate Tips have been seen on the water and are getting attention as well. Stop in for any education, gear, suggestions, types of water you should look for and the like. We are the Spey Education Leaders in Montana. Guides like Whitney Gould, John Arnold, Mike McCune allow us to say this with confidence. Call today to Gert your Spey Trip this spring to learn, enjoy, and net some Missouri River beauties!
Strippers taking it slow. Stripping it slow as well. Medium speed water has seen some Rainbow Trout action in knee to waist deep water. The Brown Trout are in deeper and slower water. With the high and bright sun look for them near structures and buckets. How about a new Streamer Line this Spring? It’ll cast like Butter!
Nymphers? All good too. Sow, pink, dark water, bobber, sometimes split shot. Don’t fish that sexy water for another couple months. BWO’s in the water column. Midges too. Water temps 37.5F. With the increase this coming week in conjunction with warmer air temps you will find the fish gaining energy. Find the boring, non-descript, and watch the bobber. Got the New OROS bobber in stock. Check it.
Midges? Oh yeah. As good a midge event as we have witnessed in some time. Like 10 years. Look for soft waters, calf deep to waist deep, and fish cruising. Singles, clusters, and the always good and effective Griffith’s Gnat. We have several derivations of this hyper popular multi-generational pattern that not only is great of the Midge hatch, but for Trico’s, etc. A fly you gotta have as a tailwater angler!
We will see you at the shop this weekend. Love to see your smiling faces!