Fishing Report for December 17th, 2012

Madison River

Dam: 1,150 cfs

Kirby: 1,210 cfs

We’ve been blessed with a lot of snow over the past week, and our snow pack is currently holding at 124% in the Madison Range…..Hopefully it keeps on dumping and we’ll have plenty of water for the upcoming season.  Water temps are hovering around 35 degrees Between the Lakes and 35-37 degrees at the Kirby Gauge…not the best conditions for pitching streamers, but we’re still getting a few on olive peanut envys, black tips up, and white silk kitties if you are still looking for a tug (and as stubborn as we are).  Fishing has been good with nymphs in the wade section, and you can expect to do well on eggs, baetis nymphs, Rubber legs, and midge larva/pupa around Raynolds and Three Dollar Bridge this time of year.  The afternoons can also be a good time to find fish up eating midges, and a well presented stillborne midge or griffiths gnat is usually all you need to get some top water action.  As always, please watch out for spawning redds when fishing this time of year, and make sure to check the forecast before heading over here as they are calling for gusts up to 40mph today.

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