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
Slow it down water is cooling and the Smallmouth like a slower presentation at this time of year.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 19 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Mississippi River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Kip Vieth

Water flow: 4700cfs

Visibility: 22 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 72 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

Techniques & Tips

The smallmouth are starting to go deeper. Look to outside bends and slower water holes.

7-Day Forecast

There is still some top water action to be had. If not slower presentations Deeper in the water column. Muskies are just starting their fall prowl.

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