Madison River

Dam: 804 cfs

Kirby: 839 cfs

The sub-zero temps have finally passed and it looks like we will be looking at highs in the mid to high thirties for the rest of the week.  We had similar conditions over the weekend and fish were up on midges in a big way from about 11:30 a.m. until roughly 2:30 p.m..  However, the forecast is also calling for a “breezy conditions” through Friday so the dry fly window might be a little smaller than usual…or even nonexistent for that matter.  If the wind does start to howl, you can always head to more protected areas around Pine Butte and the West Fork and find a little shelter from the storm. The nymph bite should still be unaffected by the wind and standard winter patterns like small serendipities, baetis nymphs, and stoneflies will be all you need to know.  Again, it is generally more important to find the fish and get your flies down to them this time of year rather than having a specific imitation on the end of your line.