Madison River Fishing Report for April 26th, 2017
Dam: 1,290 cfs
Kirby: 1,360 cfs
Varney: 1,530 cfs
Madison River fishing report. The Upper Madison is still fishing extremely well throughout its entirety, and we just saw the first good emergence of blue winged olives yesterday in the wade section between Quake Lake and Lyon’s. That said, the dry fly fishing has remained good to excellent from late morning through the afternoon with midges, BWOs, and skwallas. Most of the midges have been popping anywhere from 10:30-3:00 depending on the day, and a #20 Goober midge or Griffith’s gnat is still about all you need out there. Now that the Blue Wings are back on their usual schedule you can expect to see them hatching from noon into the early afternoon hours. If you do run into a pod of fish sipping BWOs, some of our favorite patterns are Nyman’s BWO Cripple and Kelly’s Tilt Wing Dun in size 18, and you can also hang a #18 BWO Barr’s Emerger off the back for any fish eating just below the surface film.