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Madison River Fishing Report 5-14-18

Madison River Fishing Report 5-14-18

Fishing Conditions

The Madison River has dropped some and started to clear up after the colder temperature we had this weekend. The river here by Ennis is still off color but its starting to get a little green tint to it. Fishing big black streamers close to the banks could be a great great for thee next couple of day with the water leveling out. The water above the west fork has started to drop also and the fishing has been lights out above Lyons bridge. Pats rubber legs, worms and streamers have all been taking fish. There has been some dry fly action up there with Bluewing Olives and Caddis but rises can be sporadic. The lower river down by warm spring has seen lots of caddis and the dry fly fishing has been some of the best fishing of the season but look for it to start to muddy up as Ennis lake starts to. So in short the Madison can still be a good option to get out and fish while all the other rivers are continuing there spring runoff phase.

Fly Patterns


Peacock Caddis , Mother day caddis, Elk hair Caddis, Purple haze, Galloup found link, Olive haze


Pats Rubberlegs, Wire worms, Niches Fsh Finders, Redemption BWO, Shop Vac, CDC Price Nymphs, Lil Spanker, Serendipity, Sure strike peacock


Big Black streamers like Sex dungeons, Boogieman, Trevor sculpins, and Butt monkeys

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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