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Fishing Report for June 30th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 804 cfs Kirby: 1,380 cfs First off, let me apologize for the lack of river reports over the last week, as I have been out on guide trips everyday.  The Upper Madison has been good early and late, but afternoons have been tough...especially in the float section.  However, with the warmer temps over the last three days, it looks like we are finally moving out of the transitional phase as we are seeing more caddis and PMDs popping every day.  Yesterday seemed like the first decent afternoon in a long time where we were still hooking good [...]

By |2010-06-30T09:29:25+00:00June 30th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for June 30th, 2010

Fishing Report for June 22nd, 2010

Madison River Dam: 963 cfs Kirby: 1,670 cfs and falling Flows have been dropping as quickly as the river went up just a few weeks ago.  Only four days prior they were letting 1,580 cfs out of the dam, and about two hours ago they  dropped it to 963 cfs.  This will do a couple of things:  First, with less clear water coming out of the dam it should take a little longer for the upper river to clear.  Second, the reduced flows will help the water warm up a lot quicker than we anticipated, so we should start to [...]

By |2010-06-22T11:57:15+00:00June 22nd, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for June 22nd, 2010

Fly of the Week

Black/Olive Double Screamer With the low visibility we've been having, the combination of the darker silhouette put out by the olive and black marabou with the flash of silver ice dub body have made the ol' black and olive double screamer a deadly fly on the Madison this week.

By |2010-06-18T13:36:45+00:00June 18th, 2010|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fly of the Week

Fishing Report for June 15th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 1,390 cfs Kirby: 2,280 cfs Another letter from PPL: A flow change was made at Hebgen today about 1:00 PM. The flows were reduced from about 1610 cfs to about 1400 cfs. This adjustment plus the rain should bring the project up to full pool over the next few days. Hebgen Lake is at elevation 6534.48 ft which is 0.39 ft from full. Inflows are estimated to be about 1600 cfs. The falling water and increased visibility must have flipped a switch because the nymph fishing on the Upper Madison has been great over the last few [...]

By |2010-06-15T16:13:32+00:00June 15th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for June 15th, 2010

Fishing Report for June 11th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 1,990 cfs Kirby: 2,780 cfs She's on the fall folks, and we received this letter today from PPL: As fast as the flows increased they are now decreasing. The flows on the Madison above Hebgen have dropped from a high of 1650 cfs on June 5 down to 890 cfs currently. Computed inflows into Hebgen Lake have dropped from a high on June 5 of 3590 cfs to 2150 on June 10. The NWS inflow estimate for Saturday and Sunday are about 2150 cfs and 1980 cfs respectively. The estimate for Monday drops to about 1800 cfs. [...]

By |2010-06-12T13:07:01+00:00June 12th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for June 11th, 2010

June 9th, 2010

Dam: 2,650 cfs Kirby: 3,200 cfs and rising Another letter from PPL... Inflows into Hebgen Lake continue to be about 2615 cfs. To slow down the rate of filling the lake and account for potential rainfall forecasted for the next several days, two increases were made today. One at about noon and the second about 2:00 PM. The outflow was increased from about 2300 cfs to about 2670 cfs. Hebgen Lake is at elevation 6534.57 ft which is 0.30 ft from full. Fishing has been tough with the rising water, but once she stabilizes for a few days things should [...]

By |2010-06-09T16:42:30+00:00June 9th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on June 9th, 2010

June 8th, 2010: Five Feet High and Rising

Dam: 2,340 cfs Kirby: 2,580 cfs and rising We received this letter a couple minutes ago from PPL of Montana: Inflows into Hebgen Lake continue to be above 3300 cfs. To slow down the rate of filling the lake, three increases will be made today. The outflow will be increased from about 1430 cfs to about 1900 cfs at the end of the third increase. Hebgen Lake is at elevation 6534.44 ft which is 0.43 ft from full. Also worth mentioning is that the mud from Quake found its way into the upper river last evening, so things will be [...]

By |2010-06-08T14:23:17+00:00June 8th, 2010|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on June 8th, 2010: Five Feet High and Rising

Fishing Report for June 7th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 1,410 cfs Kirby: 1,940 cfs and rising Last week was another wet one throughout Southwest Montana.  We all know that we'll be counting our blessings when August comes around, but a lot of people around here are just flat out ready for summer.  That being said, we received this letter from FWP this morning: Inflows into Hebgen Lake have doubled in four days from around 1700 cfs to 3500 cfs. To slow down the rate of filling the lake, three increases will be made today. The outflow will be increased from about 960 cfs to about 1300 [...]

By |2010-06-07T16:14:46+00:00June 7th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for June 7th, 2010