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Date 10-Jun-18
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Conditions : Missouri River: The river has been falling steadily over the past five days, and is now around 13,300cfs. At this level you will want to do a long float if you brought a boat. When the river is at this flow you can cover 10 miles in three hours if you don't stop. The fish are holding in a variety of places. In turns they are on the inside bank, and in the straight aways, they are on both banks. If you're standing on the bank make your cast about 15 feet off the bank. Even with incredible amounts of midges and BWO's in the air there are very few fish eating on the surface. Fish these in the nymph and emerger patterns until there is more surface action. Wire worms are a great point fly at this flow as well. Drop a rootbeer float or a tungsten bruised BWO beneath it and work the soft water. The streamer bite is very minimal, a few fish are curious but not many will fully commit. The Dearborn is starting to drop slightly. Its fishable below the confluence. The water on the MO is crystal clear up near the dam. The fish are holding deep and feeding heavily in the mornings. As the afternoon sun gets high and bright, the fishing slows down substantially. Get on the water early or in the evenings for the most effective fishing.

Dries: Hi-Vis Paramerger Adams: 18 Purple Haze: 18-20, Ex. Body BWO: 18-20, Wild Turkey Baetis: 18-20-22, Tilt Wing BWO: 18-20, CDC Biot Dun BWO: 18-20, Midge Cluster: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22

Nymphs: Mighty Mo Soft Hackle Pink: 16-18, Micro Mayfly: 18-20, Military Mayfly: 18-20, RS2's grey, black, olive, light cahill: 16-20, Juju PMD: 16-20, Red Head Stepchild: 16-20, Indigo Child: 18-20, Rainbow Warrior: 16-20, Green Machine: 18-22, IED Worm: 6-8, Wire Worm: 6, Short Wing PMD Emerger: 16-18, 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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