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Fishing Report for September 27th, 2012

Madison River Dam:  931 cfs Kirby: 971 cfs Varney: 1,060 cfs As far as nymphs and dries are concerned, its been more of the same on Upper Madison these days.  The dry bite has been tough both in the wade and float sections, and we are still waiting for some colder temps to come in next week and really get the baetis going.  That being said, the nymphing has been enough to keep us interested, and we've been doing best on $3 dips, baetis nymphs, black zebra midges, and various other midge larva/pupa around Raynolds and Three Dollar Bridge.  If [...]

By |2012-09-27T15:04:41+00:00September 27th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 27th, 2012

Fishing Report for September 22nd, 2012

Madison River Dam: 942 cfs Kirby: 994 cfs Varney: 1,050 cfs Fishing has slowed down a little bit over the last four days, particularly with the streamer bite, and it seems we must wait again for colder temps to move in and stir the proverbial pot.  Don't get us wrong...You can still go out there and get some fish on bigger streamers, but it's not quite as hot and heavy as we saw the week before.  The Zonker/nymph rig is still the way to go in the morning below Lyons, but expect that to drop off around noon-thirty--We've been doing [...]

By |2012-09-22T09:07:11+00:00September 22nd, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 22nd, 2012

Fishing Report for September 17th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 953 cfs Kirby: 994 cfs Varney: 1,100 cfs As Fall  temperatures continue to keep water temps at more ideal levels, fishing has picked up throughout the Upper Madison.  We are starting to see our first waves of fish coming out of Ennis Lake, and even the resident browns have started to put on their Halloween costumes...good news for the streamer fishermen out there. We've been doing best on a variety of olive and black streamers such as butt monkeys, sex dungeons, and peanut envys in the morning and during periods of low light.  When the sun gets [...]

By |2012-09-17T18:35:46+00:00September 17th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 17th, 2012

Fishing Report for September 4th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 974 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs Varney: 1,100 cfs It's starting to feel a bit more like Fall in Southwest Montana, and colder nights have brought water temperatures down to more reasonable levels.  We had a TON of people out on the river over Labor Day weekend, but the crowds have subsided and things should become a little more comfortable for everyone after today.  The Upper Madison is still a little spotty, but we've been having better days than usual over the past week...not so much on top, but the nymph bite has been good with serendipitys, baetis [...]

By |2012-09-04T17:29:38+00:00September 4th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for September 4th, 2012