Lower Madison

August 17, 2019

Fishing Conditions

August 17, 2019

The flows are down and the water temperatures are simply too hot for the trout. Along with the hot temps, this river has the tube hatch in full force and there are better options arround to fish. The window on this river is closed. If you do happen to head this way, make sure you get out early and land fish quickly.  


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Purple Haze: 14-18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Ex. Body PMD: 14-18, Elk Hair Caddis: 12-18, X Caddis: 16-18, Chubby's: 8-12, (Gold) (Orange).

Nymphs| Deaddrift Crayfish: 8 Clousers Crayfish: 8-10 Olive Zirddle: 6-8 Copper John Black or Blue: 16-18, BHFB Hares Ear: 16-18, Killer Mayfly Nymph Olive & Black: 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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