Madison River

Dam: 1,020 cfs

Kirby: 1,140 cfs

Varney: 1,300 cfs

After a week of marginal fishing, the Upper Madison is back on track and fishing well.  Streamers and nymphs have been productive both on and off the banks, but the dry fly bite has been the most inconsistent as of late.  Olive, black, and brown streamers have been working well early and late, and will continue to produce when the cloud cover holds.  However, streamers in solid white and other white color combinations have been the way to go when the sun is out.  If stripping big flies isn’t your thing then you can get it done pretty well under the indicator right now too.  Green caddis larva, baetis nymphs, midges, and serendipities have all been productive, and there is always the zonker/beadhead combo as well.  We haven’t seen much in the way of blue-wings, but that should all change with the rain in the forecast for this weekend.