Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fishing Report for May 29th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 2,240 cfs Kirby: 2,480 cfs Varney: 3,220 cfs The Madison is on the rise again, which will usually put the fishing off for another 24 hours or so, but reports have been good over the last few days.  Water clarity remains at around 4-6 inches, and as of yesterday, the float section below Lyons has cleared up considerably...most likely due to the snow and cold temps we've had in the mountains over the past few days.  In the wade section, the morning bite has been where its at, for both streamers and nymphs, and it seems to [...]

By |2011-05-28T14:18:46+00:00May 28th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for May 29th, 2011

Fishing Report for May 22nd, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,620 cfs Kirby: 1,910 cfs Varney: 2,510 cfs Yesterday was another great opener on the Upper Madison, and we had good reports all through the wade section.  Water clarity remains around 8 inches of visibility, and the usual suspects were top producers:  Warbirds, Pat's Stones, San Juans, midges, and caddis larva all caught fish.  We also had good streamer reports from our buddy Trey who ended up floating Lyons to Ruby Yesterday.  Trey said it was a toss-up between the Olive Peanut Envy and the Olive/Black Double Screamer, but fishing got a little tough once they got [...]

By |2011-05-22T07:30:18+00:00May 22nd, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for May 22nd, 2011

Fishing Report for May 20th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,250 cfs Kirby: 1,580 cfs Varney: 2,120 cfs Mud, Chocolate Milk, Bosco, Nestle's Quik, Hershey Syrup, Yoo Hoo, Ovaltine...whatever you want to call it, she's made it all the way through Quake, and probably won't be going anywhere for quite some time.  That being said, The visibility is right around 6 inches, and those of you who have fished the mud before know that that is more than enough to make some magic happen.  As long as there isn't a dramatic change in water levels over the next few days, the wade section should fish very well [...]

By |2011-05-20T10:22:28+00:00May 20th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for May 20th, 2011

Fishing Report for May 14th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,200 cfs Kirby: 1,400 cfs Varney: 1,720 cfs A couple days worth of 60 degree temperatures finally got  Beaver and Cabin Creek rolling, and you can probably count on Cabin mudding up half the river for quite some time now.  That being said, fishing has been good in between the lakes, but really REALLY crowded...yesterday there were two guys rigging up at 6:00 a.m. and three hours later you could see 15 people just between the dam and the Campfire.  Those who have been doing well up there have been doing so on egg patterns, red and [...]

By |2011-05-14T09:14:19+00:00May 14th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for May 14th, 2011

Fishing Report for May 2nd, 2011

While Johnnie’s been working I have been  out playing as much as possible, and now and then we have gotten out together. Most of the time we have been out on the Big Hole or the Jefferson, as this is a great time of year for those rivers and they have been fishing well.  It's still a little on the cool side for this time of year, so there hasn't been a huge rush to get on the river before 11:00 a.m. or so.  We’ve seen a few March browns and Skwallas, as well as good numbers of BWOs, but [...]

By |2011-05-02T11:04:48+00:00May 2nd, 2011|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for May 2nd, 2011