The Missouri near Craig and Wolf creek is a great option this time of year. When flows are on the rise it is mostly a nymphing game but if flows are stable good dry fly fishing over the baetis hatch can occur. For nymphing san juan worms and hot bead sow bugs are hard to beat but baetis and caddis emergers are also a good choice. Crayfish patterns can also turn some big trout.
The Month Ahead:
The Mo should produce all spring and into the early summer with a plethora of caddis and mayfly hatches. Things are pretty exciting in terms of insect hatches into mid July.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Missouri is a tailwater and always produces. By mid July the trout have seen a lot of flies and the river can see a lot of traffic. By late summer the trico hatch still brings trout to the surface. This is a bucket list river for many anglers and even though we prefer to fish it in the early summer a day on the Mo is always memorable.