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Madison River Fishing Report 3-7-18

Madison River Fishing Report 3-7-18

Fishing Conditions

The cold weather has started to break here in Ennis. The Madison river is flowing free though there was a little slush this morning by town. Most FAS remain open and accessible. Fish are holding in there late winter haunts look for the slower deeper water. Nymphing will be the most productive but streamers and midge patterns will work also. Yesterdays high water temp was 40 degrees and with the next few days of higher temperatures and sun I am sure it will get warmer. These next few days might be our first peek of spring and a great time to get out and fish. DON'T forget you need a new 2018 license if you venture out.

Fly Patterns


If the wind is calm look for midges. Reynolds pass and Bear trap are good spots. Griffith Gnat 18-20 Parachute Adams 16-20 para midge 18-20 purple haze 18-20


Zebra midge 16-20 pheasant tails 16-20 prince nymphs 14-18 lightning bug (silver) 16-20 san Juan worms (pink) egg patterns


Smaller streamers like Woolly buggers, Zonkers and sheila's all will work (I like white this time of year). Bigger streamers like the dungeons could likely produce a quality over quantity fish.

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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