Upper Madison

November 28, 2017

Fishing Conditions

November 28, 2017

Most anglers are at the very top or the very bottom of the river in the two walk wade sections. These sections aren't crowded compaired to summer, you will have room to fish. The river has enough water to float if you don't want to walk. The Brown trout have been on the feed since they have wrapped up their spawn. They are targeting nymphs more than anything. Little midges dropped behind stoneflies are getting the job done. The West Fork dumped some color in during the warmer weather so worm patterns should be in your fly box if you are below it's confluence. Streamer fishing has improved. More fish are thinking about putting on some weight before the coming winter. Try a slow strip with a pause, a lot of tugs are happening on the pause.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22-24, Micro Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Biot Midge: 20-22

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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