Fishing Report for February 24th, 2015

Madison River Dam: 841 cfs Kirby: 860 cfs Well we knew the 40-50 degree highs in February couldn't last forever, and it looks like old man Winter has finally settled back in to this little corner of the world.  As a reminder, the Upper Madison between Quake Lake and McAtee Bridge and Ennis Bridge to Ennis Lake closes to all fishing starting on March 1st, so Saturday will be your last chance to fish these stretches until the general opener on May 16th.  Despite the cold weather, fishing has been very good throughout the Upper River and nymphs such as [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:33:18+00:00February 24th, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for February 11th, 2015

Madison River Dam: 921 cfs Kirby: 959 cfs It's been more of the same on the Upper Madison this week, with unseasonably high temperatures making for very pleasant fishing conditions.  The nymph bite is still holding steady with midge larva and pupa imitations such as zebras and #18 $3 Dips doing the most damage.  Smaller Pat's Rubber Legs in black have been good choices throughout the Upper River in addition to Iron and Tungsten Sallies in #16 as well.  The dry fly fishing has continued to hold its own between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when the wind holds off [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:34:01+00:00February 11th, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for January 26th, 2015

Madison River Dam: 974 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs The sub-par dry fly fishing that we described in our last report has improved with leaps and bounds over the last week, and fish have been eating midges like a champ when the wind hasn't been ripping them off the water.  Stillborn midges, Goober midges, Griffith's Gnats, and Black or Gray CDC midges have all been taking good fish in the slower moving slicks and edges of the Upper Madison, and the majority of the hatch has been taking place been between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m..  The nymph bite is still [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:38:48+00:00January 26th, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for January 14th, 2015

Madison River Dam:  963 cfs Kirby: 1,020 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish very well with nymphs, but so far the dry fly fishing has been a little slower than we've seen over the last couple of years.  One reason for the lack of heads can be summed up in a word: Wind.  While the forecast is calling for strong gusts through Friday night there is a little light at the end of the tunnel, as some much needed cloud cover and snow is expected to envelop the Madison valley over the weekend.  There have also been less hatches [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:39:37+00:00January 14th, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for January 2nd, 2015

Madison River Dam: 996 cfs Kirby: 1,090 cfs After a very intense cold front over the Holidays, temperatures are climbing to more tolerable levels and fishing has been good on the Upper River.  Midges, Pat's Rubber Legs, Olive Hare's Ears in #18-20, and #18 $3 Dips are still the way to go under the indicator and we are starting to see more adult midges popping every day.  The wind situation hasn't helped the dry fly fishing, but we should really start to get going soon with the warmer temps heading our way next week.  The river is still a little [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:43+00:00January 2nd, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for February 11th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 804 cfs Kirby: 839 cfs The sub-zero temps have finally passed and it looks like we will be looking at highs in the mid to high thirties for the rest of the week.  We had similar conditions over the weekend and fish were up on midges in a big way from about 11:30 a.m. until roughly 2:30 p.m..  However, the forecast is also calling for a "breezy conditions" through Friday so the dry fly window might be a little smaller than usual...or even nonexistent for that matter.  If the wind does start to howl, you can always [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:48+00:00February 11th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for January 15th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 822 cfs Kirby: 860 cfs Steady as she goes...The Upper Madison continues to fish well with nymphs throughout the day, and the midge activity has been good to outstanding for the dry fly enthusiasts during the late morning to early afternoon hours.  Small Hares Ears, #18 $3 Dips, #8-10 Pat's Rubber Legs, and various midge pupa/larva are all good bets under the indicator right now, but as most of the experienced winter anglers know, its generally more about finding the fish this time of year rather than a specific pattern-- Focus your efforts on the deeper holes, [...]

By |2021-02-07T10:46:11+00:00January 15th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for December 20th, 2013

Madison River Dam: 851 cfs Kirby: 914 cfs About the only thing that has changed from our last report is the lack of sub-zero temperatures out there.  That being said, the nymph fishing has been very good on the Upper Madison this week, and we are still getting fish on dries during the early afternoons...we haven't seen the full-on midge "explosion" yet, but that should get going here very shortly.  The usual fare of #18 $3 Dips, midge larva/pupa, Pat's Rubber Legs, Nuke Eggs, and baetis nymphs have been about all you need to know, and the traffic has been [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:48+00:00December 20th, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for December 5th, 2013

Madison River Dam: 749 cfs Kirby: 811 cfs The mercury has been falling drastically over the last few days, and with the local forecast calling for highs in the single digits to mid teens well into next week, there isn't a huge rush to get on the water before noon at the moment.   For the hard-cores out there, you'll pretty much have the whole river to yourself right now, and nymphs will be the name of the game-- The usual fare of midges, pat's rubber legs, nuke eggs, and $3 Dips will be more than enough to get you [...]

By |2021-02-07T10:21:59+00:00December 5th, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for November 21st, 2013

Madison River Dam: 767 cfs Kirby: 829 cfs It's been a lot more of the same on the Upper Madison this week-- Great nymphing with a nice window of dry fly fishing in the early afternoon.  Most of the baetis seem to be done for the year, but the midges have more than made up for it.  A well presented griffith's gnat or stillborne midge in size 20 seems to be the ticket right now, and we've been seeing the most surface activity between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m., depending on the day.  Nymph anglers will want to stick to the [...]

By |2021-02-07T10:31:48+00:00November 21st, 2013|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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