Missouri River Fishing Report by Montana Troutfitters 9.30.20
By angelamontana

Posted: October 2, 2020

Most reports from anglers on the Mo have been low fish quantity, but high fish quality. Hoppers are getting the occansional eat along with sporadic BWOs and October Caddis. Most good reports are on nymphs. Your typical tailwater bugs such as scuds, sow bugs, mayfly attractors, caddis and soft hackles are getting the job done. Long leaders and drifts have been the ticket if you can stay out of the weeds. The further you stray from the dam the more weeds you’ll run into, this makes throwing anything other than dries rather difficult. Streamer fishing both on the strip and swing has been good and should get better as we move into fall. Smaller, flashy flies have been the ticket.


Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 16 Purple Haze: 12-16, Parachute Caddis 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink 14-20, Thorax BWO; 16-20, Ext. Body BWO; 16-20, C-UM Spinner BWO; 16-20, Brook Sprout BWO; 16-20

Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, RS2’s grey, black, olive: 16-20, Juju PMD: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, Green Machine: 16-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Hot Head Scud: 16-18, Ray Charles (tan & pink): 16-18, Sow Bug: Dark or Light Hares Ear: 16-18, Tung. Tail. Sow Bug Rainbow: 14-16, Clouser Crayfish: Olive, Tan, Drk Turkey: 6-10

Streamers| Bling Minnow Pearl, Gold: 6, Sparkle Minnow Sculpin 4-6, Zonker White: 4-6, Jawbreaker White: 1/0-2, Home Invader White, Black: 2, Bellyache Minnow Fire Tiger: 2, Flash Fry White: 4, Micro Zonker: 8, Natural and Copper Zonker: 6-8, Kreelex (gold/silver, black/red): 6, Articulate Sparkle Minnow: 4, Baby Gonga: 8


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