Fishing Reports

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Madison River - Upper - September 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 47 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Upper Madison Fishing Report 09/30/2014
Fishing is becoming more consistant with the cooler weather and cloudy days. Fish have been taken on dries, nymphs under and indicator and streamers swung, stripped, or dead drifted. Caddis larva, midges for your nymphs. Dries include baetis and small attractors. If your throwing streamers go with a zonker, Dungeon, or Shelia's.

Recommended Flies
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Pat's Rubberlegs, Blk/Brn, Brn sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18
Flashback PT sz 16-18
McCunes Sculpin sz 4-8
Flash-a-Bugger sz 6-10
Sex Dungeon sz 2
Zonkers sz 4-8
Shelia's Sculpin sz 4


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Madison River - Upper - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 09/25/2014
We are hearing reports of really great fishing and really slow fishing from the same stretches of river, the only difference was the weather. The good days have been cloudy and cooler. Weekend weather is predicting cooler temps and rain so it has a chance to fish well. The dry fly bite has not been great but swinging streamers and soft hackles can produce fish. Big trout will most likely start chasing streamers stripped as well. As always you can dead drift a big fleashy looking fly and drop a smaller nymph behind it for the most consistant fishing.

Recommended Flies
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Pat's Rubberlegs, Blk/Brn, Brn sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18
Flashback PT sz 16-18
McCunes Sculpin sz 4-8
Flash-a-Bugger sz 6-10


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Madison River - Upper - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 09/17/2014
The river is still in transition as we are on the way to fall. You may get some fish to rise to terrestrials on the warmer sunny days. The cloudier days will bring about the baetis and other mayflies that fish will be willing to eat. Again your most consistant fishing will be under an indicator with a rubberlegs and a small bead head dropper. Zonkers, and buggers will be worth a try too.

Recommended Flies
Fat Frank sz 8-12
Pav's Yellowstone Chubby sz 8-10
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Pat's Rubberlegs, Blk/Brn, Brn sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18
Flashback PT sz 16-18

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Madison River - Upper - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/27/14
The morning fishing has been slow due to colder temps. Wait around and grab a coffee before hitting the river. Once things heat up a little the fishing is better.10 am is a good start time. You will get some dry fly action in the afternoon with terrestrials but your most consistant fishing will be under an indicator with a rubberlegs and a small bead head dropper. Zonkers, and buggers will be worth a try too.

Recommended Flies
Fat Frank sz 8-12
Pav's Yellowstone Chubby sz 8-10
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Pat's Rubberlegs, Blk/Brn, Brn sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18
Flashback PT sz 16-18

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Madison River - Upper - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/27/14
The cooler temps from the weekend provided a nice break from the sun and heat. The fish think so too as fishing is improving. Terrestrials should be back with the dry warm weather. Also look for baetis and other small mayflies about. The fishing may slow mid day but will be better than the last few weeks. Don't be afriad to throw the hopper around for that one fish lurking under that big boulder. Fishing in the morning and evening will be best. Hoppers, ants, beetles with a nymph dropper is a great rig to use this time of year. Dead drifting larger buggers and streamers will also produce fish.

Recommended Flies
Fat Frank sz 8-12
Pav's Yellowstone Chubby sz 8-10
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Bloom's Paracaddis sz 12-16
Elk Hair Caddis sz 12-16
Parachute Madam X size 10-14
Pat's Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18

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Madison River - Upper - August 20th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 66 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/20/14
Fish early and fish late-- the heat has caught up to the river and mid-day fishing has been tough. During the cooler parts of the day caddis, spruce moths, smaller mayflies, and attractor patterns are bringing fish up. Nymphing with stoneflies and smaller attractor droppers is effective. The weather forecast for the upcoming week is calling for fall weather to start rolling in with cooler temps that should make for more consistent all-day action. With the weather will come some wind and rain so be ready for that but the fish don't care and will be ready to eat all the same.

Recommended Flies
Fat Frank sz 8-12
Pav's Yellowstone Chubby sz 8-10
Purple Haze sz 14-16
Copper Haze sz 12-16
HiViz River God sz 14-16
Rusty Spinner sz 14-16
Bloom's Paracaddis sz 12-16
Elk Hair Caddis sz 12-16
Parachute Madam X size 10-14
Pat's Rubberlegs sz 6-10
Twenty-Incher stone sz 6-10
Mangy Caddis sz 14-16
LaFontaine's Caddis Pupa sz 12-14
Morrish's Super Pupa sz 14
Psycho Prince sz 10-14
Lightning bug sz 12-16
Serendipity sz 14-18

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