Madison River

Dam: 2,280 cfs

Kirby: 2,950 cfs

Varney: 3,860 cfs

After a great weekend of solid fishing, the Madison is still running with stable flows and about 3 feet of visibility above the West Fork Bridge.  The West Fork of the Madison has started to throw a lot of mud into the river as of yesterday, and half of the river is dirty below Lyons, so keep that in mind if you decide to head to the float section.  The Mud coming through Quake should be here in the next day or so, and then its back to chocolate milk for a couple weeks.  We have rain in the forecast all through this week, so that should get the creeks pumping again, and I don’t think it will be long at all before the folks at PPL decided to raise the flows out of the dam.  That being said, nymphs and streamers continue to do well all throughout the wade section, with top patterns being the Pink San Juan, Tan and Brown Pat’s Rubberlegs, red midges, and small baetis nymphs in the #18-20 range.  We’ll keep you updated in the next few days as water conditions change, but for now the river is fishing very well.