Fort Smith, Montana 59035
Phone: (406) 666-2375
Water flows are at 4,500 cfs and the water temperature is 39 degrees. The water clarity is perfect and the fishing is fair to good. Throw full sinking lines if you’re a streamer fisherman. A light fly/dark fly combination (yes, a two-fly rig) works well. Fish are eating sowbugs, scuds, Baetis nymph patterns, midge pupa, and aquatic worms. There are some midges around if the wind stays down.
USGS Current Conditions
39 degrees at 3-Mile.
HOT FLY PATTERNS
#14,#16 Ray Charles (grey or tan), #18 Tung Teaser; #16 Pink Scud; #16 Orange Scud
#20 Sipper Midge, #20 Student
#4 Cream Wooley Bugger; #4 Dirty Hippy (cream); #6 Thin Mint Wooley Bugger (Hale's favorite); #4 Grey Zonker; #4,6 Bighorn Wooley Bugger (brown & yellow)
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