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Fishing Report for October 24th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 890 cfs Kirby: 959 cfs Varney: 1,080 cfs If you don't mind playing around in the snow, The Upper Madison is fishing well with nymphs and streamers.  Nymph anglers will do best with a variety of baetis nymphs and midge larva/pupa, as well as with black rubber legs, but you could have a BWO emergence any time between 11:00 and 2:00 so be sure to have some dries packed along with you if you plan on heading up this way.  Streamer fishing has been good up high, but make sure to slow down your retrieves a little [...]

By |2012-10-24T10:42:07+00:00October 24th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 24th, 2012

Fishing Report for October 18th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 900 cfs Kirby: 937 cfs Varney: 1,060 cfs The last few days have been pretty windy over here, and it looks like we are in store for some more 20 mph+ afternoons through the weekend.  Nymphing small midges and baetis patterns remains your best option if you are looking for numbers, but dragging zonkers along the banks and inside seams can be a good option under the indicator too.  Streamer fishing has been a little more inconsistent, but we are still having some great days in the upper section when it hasn't been blowing too hard  Top [...]

By |2012-10-18T15:07:14+00:00October 18th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 18th, 2012

Fishing Report for October 13th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 900 cfs Kirby: 948 cfs Varney: 1,080 cfs Sounded like it was a little tougher out on the river today, but the Madison has been fishing well this week. For the Dry/Nymph anglers looking to hit the wade section, you'll do best nymphing midges and baetis nymphs in the #18-20 range in the morning and afternoon, and some of our top producers have been small BWO Barr's Emergers, Triple-B Flashbacks, RS-2s, and black zebra midges.  Over the last few days we have started to see our larger BWOs emerge, and there have been decent numbers of small [...]

By |2012-10-13T20:58:16+00:00October 13th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 13th, 2012

Fishing Report for October 8th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 910 cfs Kirby: 959 cfs Varney: 1,050 cfs The cold snap last Thursday made for some tough fishing over the next few days, particularly down by Ennis,  as water temps dropped between 6-8 degrees above their normal highs. Sunday was a different story though, and we saw more than a few bent rods from nymph, dry fly, and streamer fishermen in the wade section, so look for fishing to heat up again this week.  The forecast is calling for highs in the 60's with night-time lows hovering around 30 degrees, so it appears that a second wind [...]

By |2012-10-08T15:48:37+00:00October 8th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 8th, 2012

Fishing Report for October 1st, 2012

Madison River Dam:  931 cfs Kirby: 948 cfs Varney: 1,060 cfs The nymph bite has been pretty impressive over the last three days on the Upper Madison, and we are soaking up the last warm rays of Indian Summer before the snow hits tomorrow night. Grey RS2s, BWO Barr's emergers, $3 dips, #18 silver lightening bugs, and black zebras midges have all been solid producers in the wade and float sections, and it should only get better when the temperatures drop on Wednesday morning.  Dry fly action (or what little there has been) should really start to pick up this [...]

By |2012-10-01T17:09:28+00:00October 1st, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for October 1st, 2012