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Missouri River, Montana - Fishing Report - August 16, 2017
The river remain in very good shape, with lots of trout being caught. Our customers sent
in two good reports from the past week. Hopper fishing is good. The river has a lot of
hay fields adjacent to the water. There are a lot of grass hoppers.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is no chance of rain for the next week. Highs will
range from 79 to 84 degrees and lows from 52 to 54 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
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Sister Caddisflies, size 18, larva, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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 starting to hatch.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Little Sister caddisflies are hatching.
Terrestrial insects are becoming important, carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and
hoppers. The river is surrounded by hay fields with lots of hoppers.
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