Montana Fish Report

The water is extremely clear and low

by Kenny Priest

The Smith was flowing just above 1,000 cfs at Jed Smith as of Wednesday. The water is extremely clear and low. Not much in the way of fishing pressure, but a few fish are being caught. The main stem of the Smith will remain open through the end of April from its mouth to the confluence with the Middle and South Forks. The Middle Fork will also remain open through April from its mouth to Patrick’s Creek. The South Fork is open through April as well, from its mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craig’s Creek to Jones Creek.

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for Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Mad River: Some downers are being caught
Eel River: The main Eel has been steadily droppin
Smith River: The water is extremely clear and low
Chetco River: There appear to be plenty of steelhead around on the Chetco