Missouri River Fishing Report – 05/18/11

The water is high and expected to be higher by tonight, but the fishing was pretty good – if you consider 20 healthy trout in the boat a good day. Be warned, if you are planning on coming up the river is at 13,500 cfs and expected to go another 1,000 cfs tonight. It’s a nympher’s dream at the moment and a dryfler’s nightmare, with the high flows the river is pretty cool and the changing water levels aren’t conducive to the surface feeders.
It’s not pretty to cast, but a 10-foot nymph rig to the AB split shot followed by a San Juan Worm, Czech Nymph, Hot Head Sow Bug are the best bet. Hit the soft water from the inside, casting out toward the soft side of the seam. Don’t be afraid to get deep and heavy!
We’ll be up here till the weekend so give us shout for more specifics.

– blogging somewhere near the water via iPad

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