Lower Madison

October 19, 2021

Fishing Conditions

October 19, 2021

The Lower Madison is fishing well. Sub-surface will be your most productive option with a variety of things working such as a crayfish, BWO nymphs, Perdigons, Scuds and Soft Hackles. If you find yourself craving some dry fly action, starting mid morning BWO's and Midges will be a great option. There is a a great streamer bite if you can stay out of the weeds!  Also, play around with where you are putting your flies as we have seen them being caught in all types of waters; buckets, shelfs, and shallows depending on the time of day. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Brook Sprout BWO; 18-20, Pull-Over Baetis: 18-20, Hi-Vis Paremerger: 18-20, Tilt-Wing Dun BWO: 18-20, Para Midge: 18-22, Quigleys Cluster: 16-20, Griffith's Nat: 18-22, Z-Lion Midge: 20-22, Renegades: 16-20

Nymphs| Split Case BWO: 18-20, Green Machine: 18-20, Black & Olive Killer Mayfly: 18-22, Batwing Emerger BWO: 18-20, Olive Soft Hackle: 16-18, Red & Black Tube Midge: 18-22, Zebra Midge: 18-22, Ice Cream Cone: 14-18, UV Yum-Yum Pink: 14-18, Tailwater Sow Bug: 14-18, Hunchback Scud: 14-16, Dead Drift Crayfish: 8, Tan Turkey: 8-10

Streamers| Sparkle Minnow: 4-6, Kreelux: 4, Mini Sex Dungeons: 6, Sculpzilla: 6-8, Zonkers: 4-8, Dirty Hippy: 4,

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