Madison River

Dam: 1,270 cfs

Kirby: 1,360 cfs

PPL increased the flow out of the dam a few days ago, and we are seeing water temps drop a degree as a result– you have to remember that water is still coming off the top of the dam.  More water + lower temps+ mid-november should equate to a push of fish moving up between the lakes, so these next two weeks should be really good if you can stand the twenty- to thirty degree temperatures out there.  Black and olive streamers have been very effective during periods of low light, and tan and yellow patterns can be equally as good when the sun is out.  Nymph fishermen can expect to do well on small midges and baetis nymphs trailed behind small rubberlegs just about anywhere in the wade section right now, but let the water warm up a bit before heading out there.  Crowds have been slim to none, particularly below Quake, so if you’re feeling hardy enough to brave the cold now would be a good time to head up here and go lookin’ for a pig.