Madison River

Dam: 1,250 cfs

Kirby: 1,580 cfs

Varney: 2,120 cfs

Mud, Chocolate Milk, Bosco, Nestle’s Quik, Hershey Syrup, Yoo Hoo, Ovaltine…whatever you want to call it, she’s made it all the way through Quake, and probably won’t be going anywhere for quite some time.  That being said, The visibility is right around 6 inches, and those of you who have fished the mud before know that that is more than enough to make some magic happen.  As long as there isn’t a dramatic change in water levels over the next few days, the wade section should fish very well with big stonefly nymphs, cranefly larva, San Juans, eggs, midges, caddis larva, and baetis nymphs.  As for streamers, it can go either way, as 6 inches of visibility is about the cut-off point (in our experience anyway), but a black dungeon thrown tight against the bank should elicit some response from fish that haven’t seen a fly since December.  Between the Lakes continues to fish well, but like we’ve said before, its been REALLY crowded, and please watch where you are walking above Cabin Creek as the Rainbows are still spawning up there.  We’ll have a bunch of rods out on the river tomorrow, so be sure to check back for an opening day report.