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Fishing Report for September 28th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,090 cfs Kirby: 1,150 cfs Varney: 1,270 cfs As we wait for more seasonable fall temperatures to stir the proverbial pot, fishing has noticeably slowed down  on the Upper River.  The dry fly bite has been pretty slow over the last three or four days, and we're guessing that the fish have seen (and been stung by) enough hopper imitations over the last two months to make them think twice about eating them.  We've heard a couple people say that they've done decent on ants and beetles, but the nymph game has been a little more consistent.  [...]

By |2011-09-28T12:31:26+00:00September 28th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 28th, 2011

Fishing Report for September 21st, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,100 cfs Kirby: 1,160 cfs Varney: 1,320 cfs We've had a few off days, but the Upper Madison has been fishing well for the most part.  Colder evening temps have brought the river back into the mid fifties, and fish seem to be getting a little more active throughout the day.  The wade section continues to fish well with caddis larva, midges, and baetis nymphs, and we've had some decent reports from guys throwing smaller hoppers and ants in the afternoon.  The float section has been nymphing well, but the hopper/ant bite is still day to day [...]

By |2011-09-21T12:26:41+00:00September 21st, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 21st, 2011

Fishing Report for September 17th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,110 cfs Kirby: 1,180 cfs Varney: 1,300 cfs This week was one of the better ones we've had on the Upper Madison since the first week of August.  With the exception of yesterday afternoon, the streamer bite has ranged from really good to just plain out of control.  Fish have also looking up for small hoppers and ants throughout the upper river from late morning until about 3:00 ish, but its still day to day so don't beat the water with terrestrials if they just aren't looking up.  With the colder temperatures and rain moving in, be [...]

By |2011-09-16T20:31:21+00:00September 16th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 17th, 2011

Fishing Report for September 7th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,090 cfs Varney: 1,200 cfs It's nice to see a little more water in the ditch, and word on the creek is that we can expect to see a little more coming out of the dam in the next week or so.  That being said, higher flows and colder temperatures at night have lowered the peak water temps at least three degrees or so, which were getting a little high throughout the later part of August.  Most of the aquatic insects in the river are done for the year, but we are still seeing [...]

By |2011-09-07T13:30:21+00:00September 7th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 7th, 2011