Madison River

Dam: 841 cfs

Kirby: 903 cfs

Its finally warming up out there, but it looks like another cold front is coming our way starting on Monday.  We’re not sure if its because of the flows have been stabilized out of Hebgen, but the upper river seems to have really turned on over the last week.  Small baetis nymphs and midges (#18-22) have been the ticket in the mornings, but there hasn’t been a lot going on before 9:00 a.m. as temperatures are still lingering in the high 30’s to mid 40’s by eight.  We have been getting a lot of good dry fly reports for anglers in the wade stretch with ants and hoppers producing some quality fish from the early afternoon until a few hours before dark– we’ve been finding a lot of flying ants in stomachs these days as well.  Streamer fishing has been fair to excellent in the Lyons to McAtee stretch, but its looking like the browns are finally on the move out of Ennis Lake, so be sure to hit the Varney stretch if you’re looking for a colored up fatapotamus.