Madison River

Dam: 900 cfs

Kirby: 948 cfs

Varney: 1,080 cfs

Sounded like it was a little tougher out on the river today, but the Madison has been fishing well this week. For the Dry/Nymph anglers looking to hit the wade section, you’ll do best nymphing midges and baetis nymphs in the #18-20 range in the morning and afternoon, and some of our top producers have been small BWO Barr’s Emergers, Triple-B Flashbacks, RS-2s, and black zebra midges.  Over the last few days we have started to see our larger BWOs emerge, and there have been decent numbers of small gray caddis, and even a few October Caddis out in the afternoon as well, so there are a lot of possibilities for the dry fly angler out there.  Streamer fishing remains good up high, but things have been a little more inconsistent the further one goes below Ruby Creek, which we’re guessing is due to cooler water temps. On foggy or cloudy mornings, olive or black has been the way to go, but we’ve been doing much better with brighter colors (white, yellow, olive/white, brown/yellow) once the sun hits the water.