Upper Madison

October 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2019

 The River temps have been dropping but the dam at Hebgen has kept them consistant. Baetis hatches have been sporadic with the inconsistent weather. A day with cloud cover will be better for BWO hatches. Nymphing has been the most consistent with worms, stones, and smaller flashy mayfly nymphs being the best option. There has been great action on streamers and the fish are chasing. Work those sculpin colors hard or white during the brighter days. The Cameron Flats section is the one area fishing tough at times. Be mindful when wading certain sections of the river, even at low flows, this is a difficult one to maneuver. The closer you are to Ennis the thinner the river gets.  ** The bridge construction at Varney access began on March 29th and will run through December 2019. Text Varney to 22828 for construction alerts. ** Varney bridge is no more. They will be leaving a small hole that you can sneak a boat through. The access point will still be open for put in and take out. 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Morrish Hopper: 6-10, Amy's Ant: 10-14, Pink, Black/Tan, Royal Chubby: 8-10, Purple Haze: 12-18, Royal Wulff: 14-18, Renegades: 14-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18-20, Ex. body BWO: 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Elk hair caddis: 14-18,

Nymphs| Mega prince: 8-12, Delektable Hurless: 6-10, Lil' Spanker Gold Purple or Red: 16-18, Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Nymphicator: 16-18, Green Machine PT: 18-20, King Prince:12-16, Coppertone: 6-8, Pat's Rubberlegs: 6-8-10, Copper John Black and Blue: 16-18-20, Green Machine: 16-18-20, Crystal dip: 16-18 Three Dollar Dip:16, Worms: 12-16

Streamers| Smoke N Mirrors Cream #4, Sparkle Minnow Smoke #4, Complex Twist Bugger White Size #4, Sex Dungeon Rust, Yellow, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Black: 2 Conehead JJ Special: 2-4 Home Invader Yellow, White: 2 Zonkers White, Olive, Natural/Copper: 4-6, Double Screamer Streamer Olive/Black: 2 Circus Peanut Olive: 2 Sculpzilla Black, Dark Olive: 4-8, 2 Dolly Llama white, 8 Baby Gonga white


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