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Missouri River, Montana - Fishing Report - January 11, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are low, and that helps. Trout won't hold in fast water
current that's very cold and it is cold. Water coming from the Holter dam is about 38
degrees but quickly drops lower to about 35. You do want to fish the uppermost section
for the warmest water.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow today and tomorrow, then
clearing. Highs will range from 19 to 27 degrees and lows from 11 to 17 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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