Fishing Report for April 7th, 2015

Madison River Dam: 671 cfs Kirby: 780 cfs Varney: 921 cfs JUST A REMINDER THAT THE UPPER MADISON BETWEEN QUAKE LAKE AND MCATEE BRIDGE AS WELL AS FROM ENNIS BRIDGE TO ENNIS LAKE IS CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL MAY 16TH. The Upper Madison is still fishing very well with nymphs from McAtee down to Ennis Bridge as well as between the lakes.  On a quick Varney to 8 Mile over the weekend, we started with an Oregon cheese nuke egg trailing a Galloup BWO nymph in size 18 and never took it off.  Although there wasn't much in the [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:36:12+00:00April 7th, 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 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 October 12th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 880 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs Varney: 1,230 cfs The weather patterns have been unseasonably warm for this little corner of the World, with highs in the mid-sixties to low-seventies over the last couple of weeks.  We have finally started to see our larger Fall Baetis (#20's) emerging this week, which has been taking place anytime between noon and 1:30 p.m. depending on the day.  Nymph fishing continues to be your best option for numbers right now, and some of our favorite Fall patterns in the wade section are  Kelly's BWO nymph in #18-20, Hogan's S&M Nymph in [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:44+00:00October 12th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for May 14th, 2011

Madison River Dam: 1,200 cfs Kirby: 1,400 cfs Varney: 1,720 cfs A couple days worth of 60 degree temperatures finally got  Beaver and Cabin Creek rolling, and you can probably count on Cabin mudding up half the river for quite some time now.  That being said, fishing has been good in between the lakes, but really REALLY crowded...yesterday there were two guys rigging up at 6:00 a.m. and three hours later you could see 15 people just between the dam and the Campfire.  Those who have been doing well up there have been doing so on egg patterns, red and [...]

By |2021-02-08T03:37:11+00:00May 14th, 2011|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for June 11th, 2010

Madison River Dam: 1,990 cfs Kirby: 2,780 cfs She's on the fall folks, and we received this letter today from PPL: As fast as the flows increased they are now decreasing. The flows on the Madison above Hebgen have dropped from a high of 1650 cfs on June 5 down to 890 cfs currently. Computed inflows into Hebgen Lake have dropped from a high on June 5 of 3590 cfs to 2150 on June 10. The NWS inflow estimate for Saturday and Sunday are about 2150 cfs and 1980 cfs respectively. The estimate for Monday drops to about 1800 cfs. [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:05:08+00:00June 12th, 2010|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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