Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Broken record...Basic Spring fishing stuff: Double nymph rig with Pink Lightning Bugs, Scuds, Worms, & PT's will get you into fish pretty easily on most days. Also, slowly stripped or swung streamers is another way to catch fish at this time of year -usually need a sink tip fly line or sinking leader (Poly Leader or Versi Leader). Lately, there's been some good to excellent dry fly action on Midges! The Baetis are here but will get even better when the waters temp tick up a few more degrees. They like the upper 40's and love 50 degree water -and a cloudy, rainy day.

Seven-day forecast 

Spring weather on tap this week. We'll have some days with highs in the 70's but by the weekend highs will only be in the 50's. Nights aren't too cold but they do dip down in the 40's. Sunny to partly cloudy most of the week but bring your rain gear. You can see live weather links on our website on the Streamflow and Snowpack page at www.crosscurrents.com. Of course you can always give us a call in either shop to get an up to the second weather or fishing report.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
I Can See It Midge Fly Black #18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Magic Midge Black #18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Body Scud Pink, Tan, Rainbow #16-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Pink, Silver, Purple #18-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black, Peacock #6-4 Buy from Orvis.com
Krystal Bugger Brown #6-4 Buy from Orvis.com
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