Missouri River - Below Holter Dam

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Basic winter fishing stuff: Double nymph rig with Pink Lightning Bugs, Scuds, Worms, & PT's will get you into fish pretty easily on most days. Also, slowly stripped or swung streamers is another way to catch fish at this time of year -usually need a sink tip fly line or sinking leader (Poly Leader or Versi Leader). There can be dry fly fishing with midges but it's usually only for an hour or so in the afternoons when the wind isn't blowing.

Seven-day forecast 

More spring like weather for mid-March. Run off has started on most freestones -a good 1-2 MONTHS early! 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. To keep an eye on streamflows, snowpack and current weather (including a live weather cam and data) for all of Montana, check out our "Streamflows and Snowpack" page on our website at http://www.crosscurrents.com/Streamflows.html

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
I Can See It Midge Fly Black #18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Magic Midge Black #18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug Pink, Tan, Rainbow #16-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug Pink, Silver, Purple #18-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black, Peacock #6-4 Buy from Orvis.com
Krystal Bugger Brown #6-4 Buy from Orvis.com
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