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Fishing Reports

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Madison River - June 20th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Scattered showers
  • 67 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
The Lower Madison is starting to fish with big junk & a San Juan dropper tight to the bank. The water is still high but not horrible at just under 5,000 CFS. Coloration is definitely getting much better but not clear & clean quite yet.
 
Madison River - June 10th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Upper Madison near West Yellowstone is giving up a pretty consistent number of fish right now. There is a lot of water pumping through the channel but it has forced most of the fish into lies right on the bank. Doing the dirty short leash with a bugger and a worm with some lead and a 1' bobber right off the grass has been the best way to conjure up some action. Inside the park the water is clearing more and more every day and hopefully we will have consistent PMD, BWO, and Caddis action in this next week. The lower river below Ennis is still  raging and two shades of brown. It's hovering right around 5,000 cfs.
 
Madison River - June 3rd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Clarity on the Upper, upper has greatly improved over the past couple days as it's been definitely cooler out and Cabing Creek, Beaver Creek are not throwing as much junk in at all.  West Fork still the main culprit but it seems to have abated as well.  The walk section is in really good shape right now.  The float area below the West Fork is coming on as well.  Both areas it's nymphing san juans, rubberleg stones in conjunction with smaller caddis and mayfly beadheads behind.  Streamers are good choices as well if you just don't want to watch the indicators...
 
Madison River - May 30th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 45 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper reaches on the Maddy are definitely fishing better than anything else on the river.  West Fork throwing junk in.  Other feeders not terrible at this time.  We're experiencing the usual Memorial Day weekend weather around here--It's still nice today but the next 2 days look rough!  The wade section from Pine Butte up to Hebgen dam has OK visibility, not great.  Nymphing with rubberleg stones, san juans, and the like have been proven producers.  Streamers are doing well too.  Stay to black, black/olive, dark olive as your go-to colors in the off color waters.
 
Madison River - May 26th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Upper river below the West Fork is more off colored than above.  Clarity still isn't great even there but it is improving.  Beaver Creek is not throwing as much into the river so staying in the upper reaches is definitely the best bet.  Nymphing san juans, rubberleg stones with smaller beadhead droppers has been the go to.  Streamer fishing is picking up some respectable fish as well.
 
Madison River - May 21st, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Windy and Rain
  • 50 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Getting considerably tougher out there on the Lower.  Upper river below the West Fork is pretty chunky.  Today is the opener of the General Fishing Season and you can now fish the entire river.  Best bets would be to head way up to the area below Hebgen dam to Raynolds Pass area.  Even in off colored water, seems that soaking the San Juan worm up there will still catch you a ton of fish!