Mississippi River - Brainerd to Elk River, Minnesota Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Kip Veith
Fly Fishing Map of Mississippi River, MN
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Mississippi River - Brainerd to Elk River, Minnesota Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Large poppers and water moving streamers are the ticket when the water is dark and high.. Slower rocky flats seem to be holding the fish.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 17 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Mississippi River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Kip Vieth

Water flow: 15,000cfs

Visibility: 17 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 78 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Heat of the day

Best stretch: Brianerd to Elk River

Best access point: Any landing in that best stretch

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass/Muskies

Fishing season: May 13th till End of Febuary

Nearest airport: Minneapolis/St. Paul International

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Techniques & Tips

Poppers and Minnows close to the bank seem to be working the best at this time.

7-Day Forecast

It's a broken record this year. Watch the water levels. They came up again and looks like another week of bad water.

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