Lower Madison

September 22, 2022

Fishing Conditions

September 22, 2022

The Lower Madison has finally dropped in water temperatures, removing the Hoot Owl and making temperatures safe for fishing. The weeds are still a nuisance so dries and short leash droppers have been our rig of choice. In the mornings a small Purple Haze or a mahogony may are the best options, followed by hoppers and terrestrials mid day, and some caddis into the evening. For a dropper small and flashy has been the ticket, such as a Lightening bug or a green machine. As usual, crayfish and scuds are a solid option, but you will have to clear weeds from your line often, so keep those on a short leash as well! 

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