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Madison River Fishing Report July 29 2018

Madison River Fishing Report July 29 2018

Fishing Conditions

The Madison River has been fishing pretty well. we are seeing some really nice fish coming up for dry flies. Anglers fishing small Chubbies with a dropper rigs have reported big fish up eating them. The full moon the past few days hasn't hurt the fishing and the best dry fly action has been in the mornings. All the sections on the river are fishing about the same with mornings and evenings having better success than the mid day. Nymphing the deeper mid river holes during the afternoon could be a great tactic. look for Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Trico's and PMD's. The fish have started to key in on terrestrials so it may be time to tie on a small hopper or ant. We still have plenty of water and it is still staying relatively cool so this might be a great week for you to get out and enjoy the Madison river.

Fly Patterns


Parachute Tricos, Goldie Hawn's, Purple Haze, Cinnamon Chubbie, Evan's Baby Hopper, Royal Water walker, CDC Ant's, Gallop's Ant Acid, Tan X Caddis, Peacock Caddis


Redemption PMD, Lill' Spanker, F.K.A. Prince Nymph, Batman Nymph, Green Flash Prince, Copper johns, Crystal Dip's, Shop Vac's, Mop Fly


Trevor Sculpins, Sculpin "The One", Sheila Sculpin, Black Wooley Buggers, Circus Peanut, mini Sex Dungeon

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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