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Smith River, Montana, Fishing Report - May 21, 2017
The river is a little low but still in good shape. There are lots of insects hatching
and both those fishing in the State park and on the sixty mile drift boat run are
catching lots of trout.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is almost no chance of rain for the next week.
Highs will range from 6
5 to 82 degrees and lows from 37 to 44 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 150 cfs
Level: 3.17 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
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
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs 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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
Salmonflies are hatching.
Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.

Western Green Drakes are hatching.
Fly Fishing Smith River, Montana
A description of the Smith River, Guide
to fly fishing the Smith River, Smith River
fishing seasons, and much more