Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

With the water temps now cooling down into the mid to upper 30's, nymphing will be the most productive but not the only way to catch fish on the MO. Swinging or slowly stripping streamers with a sink tip or sinking leader is a lot of fun (especially on a switch or spey rod!). In the afternoons on calm days you can have some decent dry fly action with Midges. But to catch numbers of fish, it's a double nymph rig with Pink Lightning Bugs, Scuds, Worms, & PT's.

Seven-day forecast 

More temperate weather this week with highs in the low 40's (night time is still below freezing so it's cold in the mornings). That's good stuff for December fishing. You'll need to dress properly -like wearing the sweet, new, Sonic Tailwaters Wading Jacket -which we just received last week! Please call our Craig store at 406-235-3433 or our Helena location at 406-449-2292 for up to the second information. Also, check out our website at www.crosscurrents.com for live weather reports and weather web cams and live wind information. Surf over to our blog, The Currents Seam (www.currentseam.com) for up to date fishing reports and other fun info and photos.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Birchell's Hatching Midge Black #16-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Griffith's Gnat Black #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
TH Zebra Midge Black, Purple #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail Natural #16-#12 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head BrassieĀ™ Copper #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Pink, Silver, Purple #14-#18 Buy from Orvis.com
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