Missouri River - Below Holter Dam


With the higher water, we are having success nymphing deep. Streamers will get it done -use a sink tip or Versi-Leader to help keep it down. You can find some rising fish even in the higher flows. Try a bigger dry in the Canyon and down low. Look for fish on Midges in the upper river. The dries aren't everyday but can be a sweet switch from chasing bobbers. From a boat is best but you can still wade -just be careful.

Seven-day forecast 

Starting out cool, wet and snowy then warming into a pretty nice weekend! The water temps will keep creeping up which will help the fishing out even more. It's pretty typical Spring weather for Montana -so bring fleece and rain gear any time you hit the river. 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.

Must Have Flies 
Midge #18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Adams Adams #16-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Krystal Bugger #4-#8 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer black/olive #6-#10 Buy from Orvis.com
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail #18-#20 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Body Scud Black Grizzly Hackle #10-#16 Buy from Orvis.com
Report from: Crosscurrents

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