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    Default Montana Creek kings???

    I've never fished it...are the Kings normally in the river by June 8th-ish?

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    On a typical year they will just be trickling in around June 8-12... but at least what you hook will be nice and bright. More fish the third week in June, and the peak usually the last week in June. Each week sees more and more red fish and they are virtually all fire engines by the 4th of July.

    With everything running just a few days late this year, I wouldn't count on much action that far up the Susitna on June 8. The following weekend will be more reliable for sure.
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    Default Montana Creek King Technique?

    What is the best fishing technique for catching kings at the mouth of Montana Creek?

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    Default Fly Fishing? Ok

    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoKings View Post
    What is the best fishing technique for catching kings at the mouth of Montana Creek?
    I would drift a plastic squid with a corky on a 2 ft leader with enough weight to put it on the bottom and bounce with the current.

    However, I am a novice.

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    Default Depends on the Water Level

    ONe of the biggest problem with MT Creek overe the past ten years is more and mor pressure. it has always been some what of a put and take fishery in my opinion concern Kings. That being said Fly fishing does have it's place and during the rush hour traffic known as the weekends that people fish for Kings on MT creek it would not be my first option ( hell and I am a fly fisherman) and gave up on that Creek years ago.

    Any Who! Combat fishing calls for the standard Corky and Yarn or Spin and glow! People who try and spin fish get tangled with the Spin and Glow Crowd and a mess is had!

    If the water is low go small and dark! If the water is high and off color go big and bright!

    Fly Fishing I like a size 4,6, or 8 Greenbutt Skunk or Flash Fly. About 7 years ago I had a blast fishing extremely low clear water on a side trip to MT Creek never landed a **** thing but sure and the heck hooked a bunch.

    Ok I am rambling! hope the info helps!

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    Default We'll see

    I've never been there before, but i am camping there with the in-laws so i'm looking for something to rip lips on...Thanks
    I'll let ya'll know what i see.

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    and the rainbows, they should be right under them sucking up eggs right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanebrent View Post
    and the rainbows, they should be right under them sucking up eggs right?
    If they are you probably don't want to be fishing to those kings
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    King on a 10ft 5wt? it's warranteed...let's do it!!!

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    i wouldnt be fishing kings, though, im trying to get into understanding rainbows

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanebrent View Post
    i wouldnt be fishing kings, though, im trying to get into understanding rainbows

    King eggs and chum eggs are 8 mm and kinda pink with an orangish tint, that should help
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    that does help, thanks monkey you reckon they would be in early july? i guess if the kings are in, trout fishing should be good huh?

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    not on egg patterns however salmon tend to kick up a ton of bugs and trout usually hang behind them eating nymphs. They don't really start spawning untill the pinks start spawning too so late july, early august.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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