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Missouri River Reports

Monday, March 23rd

Posted by Nick Moses on Mar 23, 2015 | Missouri River The Missouri River has been steady but should continue to improve as the water temperatures start to warm up. Nymphing with the usual pink stuff is working well, and flashy streamer on the swing have been picking up fish. There are midges around if you want to fish dries and the wind cooperates. 
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Wednesday, March 11th

Posted by Charlie on Mar 11, 2015 | Missouri River Nymphing is good in the slow winter water with firebeads, scud, sowbug, worm and midge patterns. Overcast days offer good dry fly action with midge and midge clusters. Streamer fishing is decent at times especially when its cloudy. Smaller is better with streamers now, and flashy stuff like Skiddish Smolts or black have been producing. Also make sure to get them down deep and use
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Friday, February 27th

Posted by Nick Moses on Feb 27, 2015 | Missouri River More of the same winter stuff on the Mo. Nymphing slow water with deep nymph rigs will be most productive. Worms, scuds, firebeads, midges and pink stuff will all work. If you want to fish fish dries midge clusters are really your only option right now. If you’re fishing streamers think deep and slow retrieves.
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Thursday, February 19th

Posted by Charlie on Feb 19, 2015 | Missouri River Nymphing the usual pink sowbug-scud and midge stuff has been good. Fish are holding in the slow, deep water so getting the flies in front of fish is more important than the fly itself. You can always swing or slow retrieve streamers down deep. Haven't heard much about any dry fly action, but there should be midges when its calmer and cloudy. 
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Saturday, January 24th

Posted by Nick Moses on Jan 24, 2015 | Missouri River Not much has changed on the Missouri, nymphing deep in the slow stuff has been best with worms and pink stuff or midges. You can try throwing some streamers around as well just be sure to slow down your retrieves as the fish aren’t too willing to chase in the cold water.
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Saturday, January 10th

Posted by Nick Moses on Jan 10, 2015 | Missouri River The Missouri is fishing best up high near the dams. Nymphing is the name of the game in slower moving slack waters. Worms, scuds, sows, pink stuff and midges are the way to go. If it warms up we should start seeing more midge activity, until then nymphing is your best bet.
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Tuesday, December 23rd

Posted by Charlie on Dec 23, 2014 | Missouri River Nymphing the slower water with pink flies has been good. Not much to report for good dry fly fishing, although midge hatches should start bring more fish to the surface as winter progresses. Swinging streamers down deep has also been effective. Cold weather in the forecast might ice things up, but it usually isn't much of a problem up by the dam.
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Thursday, December 11th

Posted by Nick Moses on Dec 11, 2014 | Missouri River The Missouri is nymphing well right now. Fishing a worm followed by followed by a scud, midge, something pink or something with a firebead will do the trick. Fish are hanging out in the slower water so concentrate your efforts there. We haven’t heard of too much going on up top, but some folks are getting them on streamers. Just make sure you
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Wednesday, December 3rd

Posted by Charlie on Dec 3, 2014 | Missouri River The river is fishing well with deep nymph rigs working best. Tis the season for pink stuff to be working well, along with the usual midge and worm patterns. Swinging streamers down deep on full sink lines has also been pretty good.
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Thursday, November 13th

Posted by Charlie on Nov 13, 2014 | Missouri River The water temps out of Holter are still holding in the 40's which makes fishing below the dam one of the better options right now. Nymphing with midge, baetis, egg, scud and sowbug patterns have been best. Slow stripped or swung streamers have also been working well. Look for baetis or midge hatches when conditions are right. 
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