MO Brown Trout


The flows are now about 4,100 cfs (normally ~4950). Water temps at the dam are ~47, always warmer down river. Reports of great nymph, it seems that more and more I hear of the Golden Child or other PT looking nymphs doing well. The dry fly bite is on for sure. Blue Wing Olives, Midges and a few March Browns are showing up. The March Browns, if they come off good, can be loads of fun if you find a group of fish keyed in on them. The streamer bite has been good, think white and if that doesn’t work go through the rainbow.

Please be careful wading as to not step on the rainbow trout redds (spawning beds). They are still out there.

Hauser (or “LOG”) is past the peak but you’ll still find lots of fish up there albeit some tired trout. There are still lots of people fishing it and it will be goo for another few weeks. Try a Pink Lightning Bug behind a Firebead Czech. PLEASE be careful not to step on any redds and please don’t be greedy and fish directly over spawning trout. You wouldn’t like it if someone busted into your bedroom at the heat of the moment so let the trout do their thing too!

You can keep an eye on Canyon Ferry Reservoir levels, weather and of course, streamflows on our Streamflows page.

See our Schools & Instruction Page for more information on our Fly Tying Schools and our 3-Day Fly Fishing School.


Baetis (BWO), Midges, March Browns, few Skwalas, few Caddis (lower river)


-#18-#20 Film Critic

-#16-#20 CDC Baetis Dun

-#18-#20 Parachute Adams

-#18-#22 CDC Hanging Midge

-#18-#22 Sprout Emergers

-#12-#16 Kory’s March Brown

-#16-#18 Buzz Ball

Nymphs & Streamers:

-#14-#18 Firebead ____ (something -they all are working)

-#14-#16 Tungsten Weight Flies (Rainbow, Purple)

-#16-#18 Lightning Bugs (Pink, Silver, Gold)

– #16-#20 Golden Child

-#18-#22 Mirage Nymphs

-#16-#20 Superflash PT

-#18-#20 Zebra Midges (Black, Red, Purple)

-#18-#20 Love Bugs

-#6-#10 Buggers (Black, Black & Grizzly, Olive)

-#4-#6 Conehead Kiwi Muddler

-#4 Skiddish Smolt

-#2-#6 Fish-Skull MO-Minnow

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