Mississippi River - Brainerd to Elk River, Minnesota Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Kip Veith
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Mississippi River - Brainerd to Elk River, Minnesota Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Cover water and slow it down a bit. Some fish are playing the sipping game and we've seen a lot of follows. Tease the fish into eating.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 14 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Mississippi River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Kip Vieth

Water flow: 3000 cfs

Visibility: 22 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 75 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

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 11th till end of Febuary

Nearest airport: Minneapolis/St. Paul International

Techniques & Tips

If there is a weed line or weed flat work it. Fish are there. Top water bite has also been good during the heat of the day. If not then go to minnow patterns or a Tequeely over the rocks.

7-Day Forecast

Water is running at steady levels. It is still dirty however. It might be awhile till we see mid summer clear water if we see it clear at all. It is in probably the best shape that it has been in all year.


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