Fishing Report for August 14th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 1,030 cfs Kirby: 1,130 cfs With the cold fronts that have been coming in for the last three days, water temps have dropped into the high fifties and low sixties which should only improve the fishing over the next week.  Flows are still  above average for this time of year, giving the fish a little more room to spread out in both the wade and float sections...which is nice.  Fishing has been a lot more consistent between the outlet of Quake and Palisades than it has been in the rest of the float sections.  We are still [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:05:07+00:00August 14th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for July 25th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 851 cfs Kirby: 1,010 cfs The Madison continues to fish well up high, but the water has warmed up a little bit below Varney bridge.  Caddis and PMDs have been the name of the game throughout the morning, with the hatches starting around 9:00 a.m and lasting until around noon.  When the wind has cooperated, fish have been looking up, and we've been doing well on size 16 PMD parachutes and tan X-caddis trailing sparkle pupas, Iris Caddis, soft hackle hare's ears, and PMD emergers.  If it gets a little too blustery out there, put on the [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:05:07+00:00July 25th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for July 18th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 890 cfs Kirby: 1080 cfs The Upper Madison is in full swing, but fishing has been a little spotty due to high winds as of late.  When the "W" has cooperated the dry fly bite has been really good, with yellow sallies, golden stones, caddis, PMDs, Epeorus, and even Grey Drakes being the top producers.  Salmon Flies are pretty much done for the year, but we have seen a few still hovering around the wade section.  Goldens are a little more prevalent from Lyon's bridge on up, but the sallies are out in far greater numbers-- One [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:05:07+00:00July 18th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for July 9th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 890 cfs Kirby: 1,150 cfs Those who have been waiting patiently for the Upper Madison to explode are finally reaping the fruits of their labor.  It seems like the bugs started popping in huge numbers on Wednesday, and the dry fly fishing is as good as it gets right now.  PMDs, four different kinds of  caddis, Epeorus, Salmon flies, golden stones, and yellow sallies are all making their presence known-- we've even been seeing a few green drakes and flavs in the mix.  Salmon flies and goldens have sprung in between the lakes, and are thickest between [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:05:07+00:00July 9th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-23T03:05:07+00:00June 30th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-23T03:05:08+00:00June 22nd, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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 |2021-02-08T03:53:41+00:00June 18th, 2010|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-23T03:05:08+00:00June 15th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-23T03:05:08+00:00June 12th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-23T03:05:08+00:00June 9th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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