Madison River

Dam: 1,230 cfs

Kirby: 1,610 cfs

Varney: 2,190 cfs

It’s easy to forget the fact that you were fishing in 70 degree temps a few days ago when you wake up to 3 inches of fresh snow on the ground, and we are still very much in the middle of quite the winter storm.  Despite the foul weather, there were more than a few anglers braving the wind and snow, and most of them were all smiles when we asked how they did.  Brown and black rubberlegs trailing a red worm seemed to be the ticket today, but the streamer crowd also reported some pretty epic action along the banks.  We also had reports of a few fish up on baetis in the slicks, and they have been eating small emergent nymph patterns such as Curtis’ Thunder and Barr’s Emerger when you start to see these little sailboats riding the down the river.  All the creeks are putting in very little mud right now, so I would expect to see better visibility in the days to come, but we are still holding at just over a foot and green.