Madison River Dam: 1,170 cfs Kirby: 1,270 cfs Although streamer fishing is still a good bet right now, every day that passes brings us closer and closer to winter fishing (basically what we consider unproductive streamer fishing). We fished between the lakes for about 4 hours yesterday, and there were actually a few people out there to share the river with, which is always nice to see (especially if there are bears around). In a relative way however, there are basically no crowds, and chances are that you'll have large pieces of water all to yourself when you hit the [...]
Kelly and I just got back from a little three day trip, and while we took a lot more pictures...they just pale in comparison to this one. This 32" Rainbow ate a Black Sex Dungeon right before dark, and was safely released.
Feels like Winter out there (probably because it is), but there is still plenty of good fishing and miles of solitude to be had. We are still fishing streamers with success in the wade section and between the lakes, but the fish are definitely a little more sluggish this week in response to colder water temperatures.
Madison River Dam: 1,250 cfs Kirby: 1,330 cfs Yup, it's winter out there. Water temps between the lakes continue to drop, and its currently holding at around 42.5 degrees. You'll find a little warmer water around the West Fork at mid-day, but only by a degree or two. What does this mean for the streamer fishing? First off, slow down your retrieves a little-- the browns have become a little more sluggish, but are still willing to eat. Second, work prime holding areas a little more than usual, as we have been picking up fish on the second and even [...]
We are making way for new inventory, and are offering this great deal while supplies last. We have 3 remaining 2.0 models left and only one more 3.5...get 'em before they're gone!
Madison River Dam: 1,270 cfs Kirby: 1,360 cfs PPL increased the flow out of the dam a few days ago, and we are seeing water temps drop a degree as a result-- you have to remember that water is still coming off the top of the dam. More water + lower temps+ mid-november should equate to a push of fish moving up between the lakes, so these next two weeks should be really good if you can stand the twenty- to thirty degree temperatures out there. Black and olive streamers have been very effective during periods of low light, and [...]
November 7th, 2011 Black Tips Up This is one of them there "sleeper" flies that has been our #1 streamer over the last week here on the Madison.
Madison River Dam: 1,140 cfs Kirby: 1,240 cfs Let it snow, let it snow! It looks like we're in for a very white weekend up here, which should continue on until Tuesday. Just about everything has been late this year, and the spawn has been no exception. Last night was the first time we've seen multiple fresh redds that had recently been dug out, so we should have at least a couple/three weeks worth of quality fishing before the browns are more interested in procreating than they are with eating. Crowds have thinned out a lot since last week, and [...]
Kelly and I went fishing for three days last week, and we thought you might enjoy some of the pictures that we took. Worth noting was that 90% of the fish we caught ate a Tan or Olive Nancy P. Enjoy ~