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Missouri River, Montana - Fishing Report - January 15, 2017
The  warm weather has melted a lot of snow and ice.  There is a lot less slush and bank
ice in the middle and lower sections of the river. Midges, Creams and Reds, are
hatching. Fish the larva and pupa rigged in tandem for the best results. Winter
stoneflies are hatching. Fish the stonefly nymphs late in the day near the banks.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of  snow everyday through Friday, then
clearing. Highs will range from 36 to 42 degrees and lows from 22 to 35 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 3480  cfs
Level: 2.50 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 35
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
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.
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 Missouri River,
Missouri River fishing seasons, and
much more