Flows on the Missouri below Holter Dam are holding at 8790 cfs and down below the Dearborn it hanging around 10,000 cfs. This is quite a bit larger than a year ago right now, but it’s a welcome change of flows and this fine river will fish well into August in 2014. It’s been cooler more often than not, with a prevailing north wind which has brought some moisture up high and down in the low country as well. This afternoon, the sun poked out and life began to warm up a little bit – the goslings are appreciating every ray of sunshine they can get.
The BWO hatch that rolled down the river yesterday could have been considered, in some circles, a blanket hatch. A few fish were up in a couple places, but most of these mayflies drifted down without a fear in the world. I saw some March Browns in the canyon stretch today, but not much up on them at all, except for a few random blow up rises that may have been a skwala eat.
We fished streamers throughout the day, but only the morning bite produced interest for us. For the most part, nymphing was king.