Upper Madison

September 20, 2019

Fishing Conditions

September 20, 2019

Attractor dry fishing has slowed down with the colder nights but will still pick up some fish on warmer, sunny days. Nymphing has been consistent with worms, stones, and smaller flashy mayfly nymphs being the best options. Its starting to feel like fall and is time to dust off the bigger rods and sink tips. This week with cloud cover and rain could produce some awesome streamer fishing. 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 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 PMD 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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