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Fishing Report for July 28th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,310 cfs Kirby: 1,420 cfs Varney: 1,590 cfs It's been a hot one out there for the better part of two weeks, and water temps are now peaking at around 71 degrees at Kirby...not so good for the afternoon bite.  If you are planning on wetting a line in the Upper Madison these days I would highly recommend getting on the water as early as possible, fishing until noon-thirty, and heading back out after 6:30 p.m. as the fishing has actually been really good during these time frames.  Various serendipitys, hare's ears, and epeorus emergers in the [...]

By |2012-07-30T17:19:41+00:00July 30th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 28th, 2012

Fishing Report for July 22nd, 2012

Madison River Dam:  1,140 cfs Kirby: 1,310 cfs Varney: 1,530 cfs It's been a hot couple of weeks throughout the state, and water temps are now peaking at around 70 degrees above the West Fork.  The forecast is calling for more reasonable weather patterns (high 70's-low 80's) this week, so hopefully that will cool things down a little bit.  Most of our hatches are done below Varney right now, except for nocturnal stones and a few caddis, so you'll do best by getting on the water early down there or later on in the evening,  There are still quite a [...]

By |2012-07-22T13:08:13+00:00July 22nd, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 22nd, 2012

Fishing Report for July 14th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,120 cfs Kirby: 1,290 cfs Varney: 1,640 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish very well these days, and although the dry fly fishing isn't quite as good as the three week extravaganza we had from late June on, fish are still looking up and the nymph fishing has been very consistent.  Small dries are the name of the game right now until we have our nocturnal stones show up in the float section (hoppers won't be far behind either), and a variety of PMD, Flav, and hare's ear parachutes have been taking some nice fish throughout [...]

By |2012-07-14T13:42:14+00:00July 14th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 14th, 2012

Fishing Report for July 8th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,240 cfs Varney: 1,640 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish exceptionally well, and the dry fly fishing has truly been some of the best we've seen in recent years.  There are still a few isolated patches of salmon flies below Palisades, but the majority of the hatch is now between Windy Point and Quake Lake...you'll find much of the same with regards to golden stones as well, but there are still plenty of yellow sallies throughout the Upper.  There have been more than enough Caddis, PMDs, Flavs, and Epeorus to keep trout looking [...]

By |2012-07-08T08:29:50+00:00July 8th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 8th, 2012

Fishing Report for July 4th, 2012

Madison River Dam:  900 cfs Kirby: 1,200 cfs Varney: 1,660 cfs The Upper Madison is in top shape right now, and the dry fly fishing has been great to just downright ridiculous over the last ten days.  The bulk of our Salmonflies are between Ruby and Quake Lake, as are the golden stones and yellow sallies, and fish have been up on them in a big way.  Flavs, PMDs, both species of Epeorus, five different species of caddis, and even green drakes can be found throughout the Upper river-- Simply put, the Madison is as good as it is going [...]

By |2012-07-04T14:48:15+00:00July 4th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 4th, 2012