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Missouri River Fishing Report May 20th 2019

Missouri River Brown

Missouri River Below Holter Dam 7850 CFS

Water Temp 47.0 F

The MO has been fishing great nymphing or steamers in the morning and than about 2:00pm the bugs start comming off. We have Midges, Baetis and March Browns. Baetis dry fly patterns are working best. The Dearborn River is starting to clear up so fishing below Mid-Cannon is starting to look good. Be sure to check out are New Under the Counter Flies out.

Gates of the Mountains is open. Canyon Ferry, Holter Lake and York Bridge are now open and fishing.

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Dries that are working Best are: 

Cluster Midge Size 14 to 18
Bucky's Midge Cluster Size 18
Griffith's Gnat Size 18
Snowshoe Dun BWO Size 18
Smoke Jumper Baetis Size 18
Patachute Ext. Body Baetis Size 16,18 & 20
Split Flag Qugley's BWO Size 18 & 20
Challenged Baetis Size 16

Nymphs & Streamers that are working Best are:

Tailwater Sow Bug Size 14 & 16
Copper Lighting Bud Size 14 & 16
Green Machine Size 16 & 18
Micro Mayfly Olive Size 14 & 16
Two Bit Hooker Olive Size 16 & 18
Golden Child Size 14 & 16
Zebra Midge Size 16 & 18

Olive Thin Mint Size 8
Nick's MoJo Minnow Yellow Perch Size 4 & 8
Coffey's CH Sparkle Minnow Size 8
Keller's She Demon Size 6
Miller-Time Streamer Size 6


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