Instead of the mighty mo it might be called the mighty slow. Many rivers hit a wall in August, the Missouri is no exception. One thing that always holds true is that a few big ones will eat a hopper! The beautiful lady holding the fish above knows that patience is key in the hopper game. Good for you Peggy!
The fishing is still pretty good. Nymph fishing is strong. Hopper fishing is good for those who can wait it out. Small dry’s are really not that good, you can find a few fish eating in the morning, after that it’s deadsville! The forecast is favorable in few days, cooler daytime temps and cold nights. The fish will dig it and so will you!
Smooth sailing on the Mighty Mo this month. Not many anglers around. Still the mass amounts of moronic inner-tubers! Yes I said it, if you float the Missouri without fly fishing your a dumbass! Go to a lake to be loud and sink your beer cans! Anyhow, the fishing is good, the fish are in great shape. As the water temps hit the highest of the summer you should fight the fish quick and make sure they are upright as you release.
Some people say they dislike fishing in August! The water is warm, the hatches are gone, lots of weeds. I have always loved August, the crowds are gone, the fish are big. You might as well say it’s the time to catch big browns on hoppers, I just said it! The dog days are when the big ones fall to the foam. My new client Scott pictured above is a believer in the month of August. Scott says, why fish in the crowds when you can catch these with no one around? That’s what I’ve been saying!
Hopper fishing good on certain days.
Nymph fishing is stellar everyday.
Trico’s not so great.