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Madison River - Upper - October 10th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Other than the fact that the water is low, the Upper Maddy has been fishing very nicely.  It's fall, and it's the Maddy, so the dry fly game is limited.  Likely a bit more in the pocket water areas in the Wade Fishing zone more so than down in the valley. Fish may be looking up in certain protected lines and eddies. Especially if we have a good baetis hatch and bugs are on the water.  Productivity is best left to streamer fishing or under an indicator.    Rubberlegs, bunny fur, and san juans are all good choices out front.  And add your favorite Maddy small beadhead on back.  Fished about 5-7 feet under an indy. Or without and on a tight line barely creeping along.  Both methods continue to be good.

 
Madison River - Upper - October 1st, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Very respectable reports coming from the Upper.  Least, that's what we had before the wind.  Hasn't been too many folks out there the past 3 days with the 40-50MPH blow we've experienced!  Cool water and a sense of fall urgency has the Upper fishing very well all through the day now.  Not much has changed as far as what to throw. There's a few fish that will eat the dry.  Especially if we have a good baetis hatch and bugs are on the water.  Fish will be looking up in certain protected lines and eddies.  However, nymphing as well as stripping streamers continues to be the most productive means of putting a bend in the rod.  Rubberlegs, bunny fur, and san juans are all good choices out front.  And add your favorite Maddy small beadhead on back.  Fished about 5-7 feet under an indy. Or without and on a tight line barely creeping along.  Both methods have been good.

 
Madison River - Upper - September 8th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Fishing has definitely been on the upswing over on the Maddy.  Water flows are pretty well stable though lower than what we'd like to have for fall fishing.. Our cooler weather pattern may not continue, but the nights are longer and the days shorter so the water has been getting a much needed cooling off.  Cooler water = more actively feeding trout!  Terrestrial fishing with small-ish hoppers in tan, yellow, or pink have been taking their share of fish.  Ants and beetles too.  "Throwback" attractors like royal wulffs and trudes have found their way out of the fly boxes and turning a few heads as well.  Down Under is probably the most consistent of all, however.  Not much has changed as far as what to throw.  Olive as well as natural bunny fur streamers both large and small along with your favorite Maddy small beadhead either all under an indy or without and on a tight line barely creeping along has been good.

 
Madison River - Upper - August 30th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 88 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
It's hot out there once again.  Not to beat a broken horse, but the early bird gets the worm..... And the second mouse ALWAYS gets the cheese!!  Get on early.  Float, fish hard, have a fun time.  Be back in town for a cold one at the Gravel Bar.   Terrestrial fishing with small-ish hoppers in tan, yellow, or pink have been taking their share of fish.  Ants and beetles too.  "Throwback" attractors like royal wulffs and trudes have found their way out of the fly boxes and turning a few heads as well.  Down Under is probably the most consistent of all, however.  Olive as well as natural bunny fur streamers both large and small along with your favorite Maddy small beadhead either all under an inday or without and on a tight line barely creeping along has been good.

 
Madison River - Upper - August 24th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The "drill" on the Maddy remains to be getting on the water early to take advantage of the cooler air ,water temperatures and hopefully the fish...Terrestrial fishing with small-ish hoppers in tan, yellow, or pink have been taking their share of fish.  Ants and beetles too.  "Throwback" attractors like royal wulffs and trudes have found their way out of the fly boxes and turning a few heads as well.  Down Under is probably the most consistent of all, however.  Olive as well as natural bunny fur streamers both large and small along with your favorite Maddy small beadhead either all under an inday or without and on a tight line barely creeping along has been good.

 
Madison River - Upper - August 15th, 2013
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 85 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Nocturnal stones( Classinia Sabulosa) have been the best fish producer as of late. With Hoppers and other terrestrials coming in second.
The "drill" is to get on the water early to take advantage of the cooler air ,water temperatures and hopefully the fish...
Fishing a small lightening bug in pearl off the back of your hopper can also produce results!
Spruce moths should start producing here shortly!