Fishing Reports

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Madison River - Lower - September 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 48 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/30/14
Fishing is improving on the Lower. The cloudy skies and cooler weather have made the fish more active. Stripping streamers, dead drifting a crayfish or a streamer with a soft hackle dropper will be your best bet unless you get a baetis hatch. Then use emerger patterns to get rising fish to eat.

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18
Gallop's Ant Acid sz 14-16
Zonkers sz 4-8
Parachute Adam sz 14-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 14-18
Transitional Dun BWO sz 16-20


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Madison River - Lower - September 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/25/14
Fishing has slowed a bit on the lower. The bright sunny skies and warm weather may have had an affect on the fish. There have been fish caught but not in great numbers or size. Most were being taken on crayfish with small green machine droppers. Look for fishing to get better this weekend. Cooler temperatures and possibly rain in the forcast could make for some excellent fishing. Have some baetis in the fly box along with your favorite streamer pattern.

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18
Nymen's Tiger Beetle sz 12-16
Gallop's Ant Acid sz 14-16
Zonkers sz 4-8
Parachute Adam sz 14-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 14-18


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Madison River - Lower - September 17th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 80 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/17/14
The Lower has been fishing really well with the temperatures in the low 50's. Swing or dead drift a zonker or crayfish with a small green machine dropper for best results. Look for baetis and other mayflies with the cloudier days and use the parachute patterns to immitate them. Hoppers, ants, and beetles can produce the occasional fish with warmer, sunny days. The most consistant fishing has been subsurface.

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18
Nymen's Tiger Beetle sz 12-16
Gallop's Ant Acid sz 14-16
Zonkers sz 4-8
Parachute Adam sz 14-18
Parachute Purple Haze sz 14-18


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Madison River - Lower - September 6th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 63 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 09/06/14
Not much has changed on the lower maddy. Temps are now in the low 60's high 50's which means the fish will be moving in. Nymphs, buggers, streamers and crayfish are your best bets. Dropping a smaller nymph off of these bugs is also recommended. Terrestrials will be slow and not very active with the lower air temps but if it warms up the ants and beetles will be the bug to throw.

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18
Nymen's Tiger Beetle sz 12-16
Gallop's Ant Acid sz 14-16


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Madison River - Lower - August 27th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 82 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 8/27/14
The cooler weather helped the water temps drop significantly in the last few days. Latest reading was 62 degrees F. Good temps for fishing and the fish should start eating more readily.  Evenings and mornings are again the best time to be out there unless you get a good overcast day. Rubber legs, streamers, crayfish and buggers in fast water is key. Dropping a smaller nymph off of these bugs is also recommended. The hopper bite has been a little slow but worth a try if nothing else is working.

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18

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Madison River - Lower - August 20th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 8/20/14
The first fall weather front is moving in this weekend so expect the toobers to head for the hills and fishing to start picking up. The fish have gotten a good rest this past month and should be ready to eat. Good cloud cover will mean good streamer action and nymphing along edges in faster water with buggers, crayfish, lightning bugs, and other attractor nymphs will prove productive. Walking up the canyon to fish quicker riffles and deeper holds will mean relative solitude and good fishing. We are still a week or so away from the river turning over into full fall shape but this window will make for some fun days!

Recommended Flies
McKnight's Home Invader sz 2-6
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
AW Smoke Bead Bugger sz 2-4
Clouser Cray sz 4-8
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
Lightning Bug sz 12-16
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 12-14
Copper Softy sz 14-16
Psycho Prince sz 14-18

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