Lower Madison

November 10, 2020

Fishing Conditions

November 10, 2020

 The water temps were dropping for three days but look like it may have stopped dropping and will probably rise again with a week of mild weather coming. Fish are going to be slow to eat until lunch when they start to feel the day warming. Crayfish, worms, scuds, 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! We have a favorable forecast for the coming week and tail waters are easier to fish during winter.

**Please leave spawning fish alone and don't tread on redds!!!** 


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-20, Biot-Midge: 20-22, Quigley Cluster: 18-20-24, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Matt’s Midge: 18-20-22

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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