Lower Madison

September 27, 2020

Fishing Conditions

September 27, 2020

Water temperatures are looking great on the lower and the fishing has been fairly consistent. No need to head out too early, as we have seen the fishing improves as water temps rise throughout the day. There is still the occansional fish eating a hopper, but nothing like they were a week or two ago. However, with the clouds and rain, BWOs are out and the fish are taking notice. Don't head out this way without some in your box. With the cooler water temps, the nymph bite has solid as of late. Crayfish, worms, soft hackles, caddis pupa, and attractor mayfly patterns are our go to's. Streamer fishing is taking off and some big browns have fallen victim for some larger flies. For now, smaller natural colored streamers have been working best, as the big articulated flies are getting more refusals than eats. Don't ignore the wooly bugger out this way either! The forecast looks great for the week ahead, but as always, check the wind before you head out this direction. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Golden Chubby; 8-12, Elk Hair Caddis: 12-18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Parachute Adams: 16-18, Brook Sprout BWO; 16-20, Thorax BWO; 18-20, Ext. Body BWO; 16-20

Nymphs| Split-Case PMD; 18-20, Deaddrift Crayfish: 8 Clousers Crayfish: 8-10 Olive Zirddle: 6-8 Copper John Black or Blue: 16-18, BHFB Hares Ear: 16-18, 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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