Lower Madison

September 20, 2019

Fishing Conditions

September 20, 2019

Water temperatures are great and the flows have been kept steady for five days. A lot of the floating moss has cleared up, however you will still encounter moss on the river bottom. Dry fly action has been consistent so long as the wind doesn't pick up. Cloudy days have baetis hatching and the fish looking up. Nymphing has been good with crayfish, caddis pupas, mayfly imitations and worms. Fish are holding in the buckets and eating chubbies and other attractor dries on top on the warmer days. Streamer fishing has been picking up nicely, olive has been the hot color as of late. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Purple Haze: 14-18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Ex. Body PMD: 14-18, Elk Hair Caddis: 12-18, X Caddis: 16-18, Chubby's: 8-12, (Gold) (Orange).

Nymphs| Deaddrift Crayfish: 8 Clousers Crayfish: 8-10 Olive Zirddle: 6-8 Copper John Black or Blue: 16-18, BHFB Hares Ear: 16-18, Killer Mayfly Nymph Olive & Black: 18, San Juan Worms Pink, Orange, Brown, Tan, Red:10 IED Worm: 10 Floss Worm: 14 Little Bit of E: 16-18, Dirty Bird: 10-12-14-16, Crawling Caddis: 16-18, Serengold, Olive: 12-14-16, Tung. Terminator Golden: 6-8,

Streamers| Baby Gonga: 8, Haymaker Sculpin Black or Olive: 4, Triple B Olive/White 4, McCunes Sculpin: Tan 4-6, Bugger Brown: 6 Zonkers Tan/Copper, Olive/Pearl: 4-6-8 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Orange, Black: 2 Fatheads Yellow, Black: 2 Flash Fry Yellow/Brown: 2 Home Invader Yellow, Black: 2 Gold Bead Rubber Leg Krystal Bugger Black & Olive: 4-6 JJ Special: 2-4-6 Bling Minnow Gold: 6 McCune's Sculpin Olive/Tan: 4-6

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