Let the games begin; winter trout fishing getting good
Hit the river this afternoon for a slow-paced, down right relaxing fish. Water was in great shape having dropped significantly in the past few days. Water level was at 1,440 cfs and water temp was about 39 deg/f. When water temps start to get in the 30's excellent winter trout fishing on the Mo is around the corner. Seine samples revealed massive quantities of scud and good numbers of caddis larvae. Fish hit a variety of patterns including: #16 AB gammarus scud, #18 caddis larvae, midge larvae. This was the first day that I've seen good numbers of trout near or in wintering holes/runs. Didn't catch any monsters but numbers were good and fish average size(length and girth) is up and looking good! I have a few days of solid tying but will be back on the water shortly after; hopefully with more good news.