Missouri River Fishing Report at Holter Dam
Daily River Report
May 22, 2017
The river went up quite a bit over the past couple of weeks and has caused the dry fly fishing to be almost non existent. Although there are bugs, the fish aren’t really keying in on them. They are too busy eating sub-surface. Nymphing has been the most consistent way to get into the fish in high water. Firebead Sow Bugs, San Juans, Wire Worms, PT’s, Hare’s Ears, Czech’s and Amex’s with split shot to get it down. If you don’t use weight to get it down you won’t catch fish. The streamer fishing has been hit or miss depending on how long you stick with it. Big fish are caught this way, but you won’t catch a bunch of them. Leech type patterns like Cheech’s Leech, Krystal Buggers, Peanut Envy’s, Circus Peanuts and Baby Gonga’s (in black).