Lower Madison

May 16, 2022

Fishing Conditions

May 16, 2022

Flows unchanged and water temps in the 50's over the weekend meant for some good fishing.  BWO's, caddis and the occasional yellow sally are out and about.  Depending on time of day and conditions, you can bet something will be happening on top-water.  Sub-surface can still be a productive option with a variety of things working such as a Crayfish, Worms, Eggs, BWO nymphs, caddis emergers, yellow sally nymphs, Perdigons, and Scuds. If you're on the river early enough and don't see much action, throw a streamer until things heat up and fish become more active.  Check the flows before you go in case they've bumped it to simulate some spring run off.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| BWO's 18-20, Caddis 12-18, Yellow Sally 12-16, Stubby Chubby yellow 12-14,

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Dead Drift Crayfish: 8, Tan Turkey: 8-10; Rubber Legs 12-6; AJ's Bird Turd 6-10; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes); Dirty Bird 12-16; Sparkle Pupa 14-16; Edible Emerger 14-16; Hot Wire Caddis 14-18; Iron Sally 12-16; Lil Spanker Gold 12-16

Streamers| Sparkle Minnow: 4-6, Kreelux: 4, Mini Sex Dungeons: 6, Sculpzilla: 6-8, Zonkers: 4-8; McCune's Sculpin: 4-8; Bow River 4-8


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