Upper Madison

October 14, 2017

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2017

 Blue winged olives are all over, but only a few fish are looking up. Don't forget the soft hackle and nymph versions of these bugs if those fish arent eating on the surface. Slow slack water is where to look for some fish to be eating dries. To really get into them all day you need to run a nymph rig. Put a BWO nymphs and a soft hackle on and fish the seam lines.The sculpin bite will be getting better and better with natural colors being more of a standout at the time. Don't be ​afraid to huck some larger meat out here right now either. There have been some bigger fish moving for slightly larger patterns such as white sex dungeons and sculpin patterns in natural colors.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Ex. Body BWO: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 16-18-20, Tilt Wing Dun BWO: 16-18-20 Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, C-UM Spinner BWO: 16-18-20

Nymphs| Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Split Case PMD: 18-20, 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, Dirty Bird: 12-14-16, Serengold, Olive: 14-16-18, Crawling Caddis: 16-18 Hotwire Caddis: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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