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Missouri River, Montana - Fishing Report - October 18, 2017
We received two good reports from customers fishing the big river this past week.
Discharges and stream levels are near normal and lots of nice size trout are being
caught by our customers. We received two good reports this past week. There are some
good Blue-winged olive hatches taking place, along with midges.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Sunday through Tuesday,
otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from
50 to 68 degrees and lows from
35 to 45 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 3620  cfs
Level: 4.05 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Bl Holter Dam
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
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, 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.
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.
Spotted sedges, or caddisflies, are still hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Missouri River,
Montana
A description of the Missouri River,
Guide to fly fishing the Missouri River,
Missouri River fishing seasons, and
much more