The Chicken boys have departed and we all had a super good time. Thanks gentlemen – you guys make the trip easy on us, that’s for sure.
Today was a busman’s holiday on the Missouri. G. Falls, Kuhnert and myself splashed the boat for a little R & D and found a few trout. Was it lights out all day? No, definitely not, but we did find fish in about a third of the spots we drifted through, however, some spots were better than others. The one above was twenty-one and the one below was a solid twenty-two. Both fish ate a pheasant tail as the mayfly nymphs are getting anxious to move about and emerge. We saw a few PMDs and even had some shots at several heads. G. Falls made quick work of his risers. It’s amazing what a fly first, drag free drift will do the on the first pass through. Keep that in mind when fishing with a flyrod….practice this and you will have more success on surface feeders.
Dark brown, olive drab number sixteen nymphs seem to work best today. Tomorrow? Who knows…probably more of the same, except for the weather forecast which is calling for air displacement and some moisture. River temps are rising and the flows are too. They bumped the river 500 hundred today, with flows hovering around 5700 cfs.