The Upper Madison is one of the better options for winter fishing as temperatures stay consistent along with the fishing. The streamer bite has slowed down and it is mostly a nymph game out here. More rainbows are getting hooked but there are some post spawn browns looking for a big meal. Ice will start forming this week down low, but up high around 3 dollar bridge is always a great option for winter fishing and midge hatches. Its pretty hard to beat a double nymph rig composed of a coffee pats rubberlegs to your favorite midge or mayfly dropper. The water is thin below 8 Mile. If you float in these lower sections you may have to get out of the boat to get through a couple spots. You may want to wade around Ennis. ** The bridge construction at Varney access began on March 29th and will run through December 2019. Text Varney to 22828 for construction alerts. ** Varney bridge is no more. They will be leaving a small hole that you can sneak a boat through. The access point will still be open for put in and take out.
Dries| Purple Haze: 12-18, Parawulff Adams: 16-18 Renegades: 14-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18-20, Ex. body BWO: 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Brooks Sprout BWO: 18-20-22
Nymphs| Mega prince: 8-12, Delektable Hurless: 6-10, Lil' Spanker Gold Purple or Red: 16-18, Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Nymphicator: 16-18, 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, Green Machine: 16-18-20, Crystal dip: 16-18 Three Dollar Dip:16, Worms: 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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