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Missouri River, Montana - Fishing Report - April 26, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are still high, but the water is only slightly stained.
You can fish the river from a drift boat with fair opportunity. Sculpin streamers work
good. Midges are still the main insects you should be imitating. There is a chance of rain
or snow in the forecast everyday for the coming week.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain and snow everyday this coming
week. Highs will range from 45 to 54 degrees and lows from 32 to 37 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18/20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Scuds, size 16/14
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
Black Flies, size 18/20, larva, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly sculpin are always great streamers to use on this
river. The Missouri River has a good population of sculpins.
Various species of Blue-winged olives hatch mostly on cloudy days.
Scuds are available year-round.
Black Flies are hatching.
Winter Stoneflies are hatching.
It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the
midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge
only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
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