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Smith River, Montana, Fishing Report - August 09, 2017
The river is too warm to fish anywhere but the uppermost sections. The river is
under Hoot Owl restrictions from the confluence of the North and South forks to
Great Falls.
Stream Conditions:







7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Saturday through next
Wednesday
. Highs will range from 80 to 82 degrees and lows from 46 to 59
degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 21.9 cfs
Level: 2.57 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 62
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Fort Logan Mt
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedges, size 14/16, pupa and adults
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Fish the Brown or White Belly Sculpin streamer anytime during low light conditions, or
early and late in the day. They are good flies for the larger trout.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Spotted sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrial insect imitations are working, carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers.
Fly Fishing Smith River, Montana
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