Madison River

Hebgen Dam: 671 cfs

Kirby: 1050 cfs

Any fear of water shortages has been laid to rest, as the Madison River drainage finally reached its 100% average today…and were not done yet.  For more information on snow pack/ moisture content throughout the state click here. Its been a wet couple of weeks, but the fishing has only got better.  We have been seeing good numbers of midges and BWOs in the early afternoons, as well as March Browns thrown into the mix, and fish have been taking advantage of their presence.  Nymphing is still the way to go if you’re looking for numbers.  Large rubber legs and San Juans seem to be the real head turners at the moment, but we are still picking up 50% of the fish on the dropper– baetis nymphs, midges, and caddis larva have all been good out there.  Streamer fishing has picked up in a big way, as the river continues to pick up a little more color with each passing day.  DO NOT BE AFFRAID OF THIS…JUST CHANGE YOUR COLOR.  Black will give you the best silhouette on overcast days, but once the sun hits the water make sure you have a yellow dungeon or a black/olive double screamer on the end of your line, as we have been picking up some fatties on those as well.

Dry Flies:  Stillborn Midge: Black #20, Griffith’s Gnat #18-22, Sparkle Dun: BWO #18-20, Galloup’s AP Mayfly #14-16, Tilt Wing Dun: Brown #16

Nymphs:  Galloup’s Warbird: Black, Coffee/Black #8, Stallcup’s Tungsten Yellow Sallie #16, $3 Dip, Nyman’s Thin Mint Baetis #18-20, Micro Mayfly: Olive #18-20, Silvermen’s Caddis Larva #14, San Juan Worm: Pink, Wine, Red

Streamers:  Sex Dungeon: Olive, Black, Yellow,  Double Screamer: Olive/Black, Yellow, Peanut Envy: Olive, Black, Butt Monkey: Olive, Black, Grey