Flows: 5860 cfs
Water Temperature: approximately 54 degrees
Best Time Of Day: pmds and caddis are hatching consistently so dry fly action and nymphing is good all day
Hatches: caddis, pmds
Patterns: Bloom’s caddis, crystal caddis, fuzz face, wire worm, pmd emergers, crack back pmd, corn fed caddis, sow bugs

The Missouri River is presently fishing great. Nymphing is still off the charts. Short leashing with indicator about 4 feet from flies in fast current and weed mats is very productive. Or, you can run a deep rig with indicator about 6 feet from flies with a BB split shot and fish the off center river line inside out.

Dry fly action has been steadily getting better and better. Caddis have been going on the lower river and in the canyon for a couple weeks and will continue increasing. Pmds have officially started up and down the river and the fish are rising everywhere and choking about 11:00 am. As piggish as they appear to be, don’t think they’re pushovers. Good drifts with dry flies oars still a must. Dry/dropper rigs are in play now all day!

Expect nice weather to continue for next ten days with temps in the 70-low 80s with light, variable winds.