Montana Fish Report

The Smith is Low and Clear

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by Kenny Priest

The Smith is low and clear and the general consensus is the fishing is tough, reports guide Mike Coopman. “There doesn’t seem to be a lot of fish in the river right now,” said Coopman. “There were a few days ago but the seals have pushed them through. The fish that are here are spread throughout the river. The fish we’re seeing continue to be real nice ones, with plenty of fish in the teens.” The Smith is predicted for a small rise Friday, with a bigger one coming Saturday. Flows are predicted to peak at 11,700 cfs Saturday evening.

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