Fishing Reports

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Madison River - Lower - May 25th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 57 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 5/25/15
The Lower has seen good fishing the last week. You best bet is still nymphing with a crayfish pattern, stonefly nymph, with pt, lightning bugs, or worm droppers. The chubby dropper rig may also be a good option once temps start to climb. The smaller fish are striking very fast so you have to be quick with the hook set. Don't be afraid to throw your flies in shallow, short runs or riffles. A surprising amount of bigger fish can be found in these spots. Getting a good drift through the weed beds and pockets is key.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis sz 16, 18
Sparkle Pupa Tan, sz 16, 18
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6


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Madison River - Lower - May 19th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Windy
  • 44 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 5/15/15
Reports on the Lower are good. Caddis are still on the surface but not in the numbers we saw earlier. We have even heard murmurings of yellow sallies. Dry and nymph imitations of these will be good to have for the upcoming week. Stonefly nymphs, crayfish, and wire worms are still excellent patterns to use on the lower. We expect this river to fish well throughout the week. Forecast is calling for warmer temps (mid 60's) and some rain. The water my get a little cloudy but don't worry, this river usually fishes well even with poor visibility.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis sz 16, 18
Sparkle Pupa Tan, sz 16, 18
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6


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Madison River - Lower - May 5th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 61 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 5/5/15
We have been hearing that even with high pressure from anglers the lower has continued to fish really well. Fish are being taken on drys and subsurface. Caddis adult and emergers along with baetis are good dry patterns to try. Nymph stages of these bugs along with wire worms, crayfish, and buggers are all good sub surface patterns. This is also a great time to streamer fish! Be respectful to your fellow anglers and good luck!

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis sz 16, 18
Sparkle Pupa Tan, sz 16, 18
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6


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Madison River - Lower - April 21st, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 44 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 4/21/15
The lower Madison gained some color to it this last week but had some very good fishing. Fish were eating streamers that were stripped, and also subsurface on nymph rigs. We saw a good number of caddis out but fish were not as willing to eat from the surface. San Juan worms, crayfish, and prince nymphs are all good options. Throw your favorite sculpin pattern to entice a big brown to eat. Don't just fish the banks. We have seen lots of people out on the lower in boats and on foot so remember to be respectful and share the river!

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20
Sculpzilla, Natural sz 6, 8
Sparkle Minnow, Sculpin sz 6


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Madison River - Lower - February 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report
Been seeing a bunch of driftboats behind trucks and Subarus this week... Must be that "spring" has sprung.  For now anyway.  Lots of folks getting out and getting after it with teh warmth and sunshine!  We're hearing that the Lower Maddy has been good this week.  Fish up on midges in the right conditions which is cool.  Otherwise the fish are going to be in the "buckets" and the deeper runs.  Look for as much depth as you can find and off speed water.  If you've read the other reports, you'll see that this is a common characteristic of successful winter fishing!  Be consistent and slow with your fishing approach.  One good drift through is not nearly enough.   50 casts?? That's more like it.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Eggs in pink, orange, light yellow 10-14
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20


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Madison River - Lower - January 13th, 2015
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 30 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 01/13/2015
Fishing on the Lower can be another good winter option as it is readily accessible and the trout love to eat a well drifted nymph rig even in the colder months.  There's a good possibility, too, as the month of January moves forward that stronger midge hatches will bring a few fish to the surface.  Hard part on the Lower is that it can be a windy location.  However, get a day that is partly cloudy to cloudy and low wind and it could be a good match!  By and large, the fish are going to be in the "buckets" and the deeper runs.  Look for as much depth as you can find and off speed water.  If you've read the other reports, you'll see that this is a common characteristic of successful winter fishing!  Be consistent and slow with your fishing approach.  One good drift through is not nearly enough.   50 casts?? That's more like it.

Recommended Flies
Clouser Cray sz 8-10
Pats Rubber Legs sz 6-10
Wooly Bugger sz 2-8
San Juan worms in red, pink, purple, orange 6-10
Eggs in pink, orange, light yellow 10-14
Lightning Bug Pearl sz 16-20
FB Pheasant tail sz 12-16
Delekta's Little Spanker sz 16-20
Copper Softy sz 16-18
Psycho Prince sz 16-20
Parachute Adam sz 16-20
Parachute Purple Haze sz 16-20


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