Lower Madison

February 11, 2020

Fishing Conditions

February 11, 2020

 It's been a pretty mild winter as far as ice on the Lower. This week should be no different with weather in the mid 30's. Water temps are keeping the fish in their feeding lane. Take your time working a seam line or pocket. It may take a few drifts to put the fly exactly where the fish wants it to drift. Nymphing will be your best bet in the slower, deep water. Sow bugs, midges, soft hackles and worms are still on of the top of the list of flies at the moment but eggs are giving them a run for their money. Pink seems to be the hot color for nymphs. Fishing midge emergers with a soft hackle has made for some fun fishing for a number of anglers.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Purple Haze: 14-18, Parachute Adams: 16-18, Film Critic BWO: 16-18, Challenged BWO: 16-18-20, Pull Over Baetis: 16-18, Hackle Stacker BWO: 16-18-20

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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