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Madison River Fishing 2-9-2018

Madison River Fishing 2-9-2018

Fishing Conditions

The Madison river remains ice free still and boat ramps are still accessible even after the snow we got the past couple of day. Fish have been holding in their typical winter lays concentrate your efforts in the slower deeper pools right now. The diehard anglers that have been bearing the weather have been having most of their luck nymph fishing. Midges seem to be the ticket but dead drifting a streamer has also produced. It looks like we got some cold weather in the forecast and I would suspect that the river will be pretty slushy the next couple of days. Anglers who are willing to venture out this week should concentrate there fishing time in the late afternoon when water temps will be at their warmest.

Fly Patterns


Late afternoon midges if there is no wind. Single midge patterns like the Para Midge have been working better than the clusters.


Zebra midges, 3 dallor dips, disco midge, WD 40's, lighting bugs have been good. Pats rubber legs, prince nymphs, crystal egg patterns and worms will also work. Just make sure you are getting your flies on the bottom.


Smaller Zonkers, Flash Fry and other sculpin patterns in gray or olive. Bigger streamers like sex dungeons and Circus Peanuts.

More Info

USGS flow information


Shuttle Services:

Meadowlark Shuttles


Dorothy’s Shuttle Service
Quake to Ennis Lake

Justin Capps Posted by Justin Capps Passionate Fly fisherman and outdoorsmen. 

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