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Fishing Report - Missouri River, Montana
April 14, 2019
Conditions are good and trout can be caught but is is likely going to be slow. The
discharges and stream levels are running high below Holter, and it and other sections of
the river are also running high.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of snow everyday through Tuesday and
again Friday, otherwise clear for this coming week. Temperatures will range from 47 to
65 degrees and lows from 33 to 46 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 6/4
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
Aquatic Worms, size 12, pink, red, and others
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin, White Belly sculpin and Articulated streamers 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.
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.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Aquatic worms are working.
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