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Fishing Report for July 27th, 2013

Madison River Dam: 1,140 cfs Kirby: 1,200 cfs Varney: 1,320 cfs Not much has changed on the Upper Madison since the last report, but we are definitely starting to see more in the way of Nocturnal stones and spruce moths below Lyon's Bridge.  That being said, the morning dry bite has still been good with chubbys, purple hazes, rusty spinners, and caddis all being good bets until the water warms up in the afternoon.  The morning streamer fishing has also been a good option over the last few days, with olive and black sculpin patterns and olive/white barely legals being [...]

By |2013-07-27T12:23:22+00:00July 27th, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 27th, 2013

Fishing Report for July 20th, 2013

Madison River Dam: 1,050 cfs Kirby: 1,180 cfs Varney: 1,390 cfs The Upper Madison is still a good bet right now, but the bite has started to slow down a bit after 2:00 p.m... especially up high.  For the dry fly guys out there, we are starting to see more and more nocturnal stone shucks showing up on the rocks below the West Fork Bridge every day now, and you will certainly see that number increasing ever steadily the farther one heads downstream.  We are also seeing good numbers of caddis popping in the morning, as well as Eperous, craneflies, [...]

By |2013-07-20T12:31:24+00:00July 20th, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 20th, 2013

Fishing Report for July 12th, 2013

Madison River Dam: 1,590 cfs Kirby: 1,640 cfs (and rising) Varney: 1,830 cfs CFS and Clarity Update:  There's some water in the ditch folks...flows continue to rise on the Upper Madison as PPL has been steadily pulsing the river over the last week.  We are currently holding at around 3 feet of green visibility, and while the dry fly fishing has certainly slowed down a bit we are still doing well on nymphs and streamers below the surface.  If you plan on heading up to the wade section be sure to grab a good supply of Pat's Rubber Legs, #12-16 [...]

By |2013-07-12T19:05:02+00:00July 12th, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 12th, 2013

Fishing Report for July 7th, 2013

Madison River Dam: 697 cfs Kirby: 914 cfs Varney: 1,200 cfs The Upper Madison is still fishing extremely well, and the increased flows have finally given some much needed breathing room to anglers and fish alike.  Salmonflies and Golden Stones are still thick above the West Fork, but we are starting to see fewer big bugs of the pteronarcys persuasion below Lyon's Bridge.  However, there are still plenty of goldens and yellow sallies to be found all the way down to Ruby Creek so don't give up on them quite yet.  We are still seeing TONS of caddis hatching in the [...]

By |2013-07-07T19:29:03+00:00July 7th, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 7th, 2013

Fishing Report for July 2nd, 2013

Madison River Dam: 402 cfs Kirby: 649 cfs Varney: 937 cfs It's still low out there, but the fishing has been more than enough to make up for it.  We now have salmonflies and golden stones scattered throughout the entire river, but the majority of the big bugs are now between Quake Lake and Ruby Creek...we've been seeing a few more below McAtee but I would concentrate up higher if you're looking to throw some big dries.  Caddis, PMDs, Epeorus, and yellow sallies have been all been riding the surface film enough to have fish looking up most of the [...]

By |2013-07-02T19:34:16+00:00July 2nd, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for July 2nd, 2013