Madison River

Dam: 776 cfs

Kirby: 850 cfs

The Madison Valley has been unseasonably warm over the last week, and the fishing has been just as hot. The wade section between Quake and Lyon’s Bridge has been fishing very well with both nymphs, dries, and streamers.  Nymph fishermen have been doing well on smaller pat’s rubber legs, midge larva/pupa, eggs, and baetis nymphs, but you may want to take the indicator off around 1:00 in the afternoon as fish have been podding up on midges in a big way.  This is some of the better midge fishing that we have seen in November, so if you are looking to get in on the action I would highly recommend getting over here for the afternoon hatch.  Streamer fishermen have also been doing well, and the little barely legal (olive/white) has been the ticket over the last few days.  If you do plan on heading out there, make sure to watch out for spawning redds and always remember to step in front of the beds rather than behind them.  The Madison between the lakes has also been fishing well, but I would stay in the wade section if you are looking for the best dry fly bite right now.