Madison River

Dam: 1,110 cfs

Kirby: 1,190 cfs

Winter fishing continues to produce good numbers of fish on the Madison, and from the looks of things, quite a few of you have figured this out…Either way, there are still miles and miles of river to explore.  Nymph fishing continues to be excellent with small $3 dips and other midge larva/pupa in the #18-20 range, as well as with small olive hares ears and pat’s rubberlegs.  We’ve been seeing fish up on midges after 11:00 a.m. or so, and you really don’t need to get much smaller than #18 Stillborn midges or #18-20 griffith’s gnats to get in on the action.  The forecast is calling for highs around 30 degrees through next Friday, which isn’t bad for February around here at all, so now is as good a time as any to head on over to the Upper River before the season closes on the 29th.