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Missouri River, Montana - Fishing Report - March 22, 2017
The weather is going to be a little nicer this coming week. It will affect the tailwaters very
little though and Midges will still be the bread and butter food for the trout. As tempting
as it is to fish larger flies, don't do so quite yet, unless your imitating sculpin. That works
great under low light conditions. The Black or Olive Matuka sculpin streamers has been
working great for that.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain on Saturday, otherwise clear for
the next week. Highs will range from 49 to 58 degrees and lows from 31 to 38 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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