fall-on-the-missouri-riverFlows: 3950 cfs…. Water Temperature: 50.9 F….

This time of year Craig is sloooooow and cooooold. This fall has been a bit different. It’s been unusually warm for far too long. After Thursday night’s wind and the continued blustery conditions in Helena, when I went out to Craig Friday and expected to find the same. Nope! It was peaceful and quiet. But that’s about to change. If you don’t want to be blown away, get out and fish today. Sunday the wind will be howling as the coldest weather of the season is about to move in for the week.  It looks like we will finally be seeing our typical fall weather for this time of year. Yes, its a little late. But better late than never. Fishing on the MO is always great…just remember the adage “a bad day of fishing is better than…” She’s been on the drop the past few days and she’s also cooled off. Next week once the wind settles, the gray skies and snow should bring out the bugs.

HOT Nymphs: Rainbow Czech, Sowbug, Little Green Machine, Tung Bruised BWO-Purple, Tungsten Pheasant Tail, Zebra Midge and the trusty Wire Worm

HOT Dries: Adams,  D & D Cripple, CDC Baetis anything

HOT Streamers: Coffey Sparkle Minnow, Buggers of Black and Olive color, Sleech… the big boy, Skiddish Smolt, Tellen Polar Bear, JJ Special

For updated fishing reports please visit or call CrossCurrents Fly Shop in Helena…. 406-449-2292

-Happy Fishing!

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