The Tackle Shop has been named The Orvis' 2017 Outfitter of the Year!

Madison River fishing report 3-22-18

Madison River fishing report 3-22-18

Fishing Conditions

Well we are waste deep into the first week of spring. The fishing on the Madison River here near Ennis has been pretty good. Most of the fishing access site and boat launches are in good condition with the exception of Lyons and Pallisades which are both still snowed in. There are a lot of midges coming off but there hasn't been a lot of fish looking up. Dry fly fishing has been good around Valley Garden and the Reynolds pass areas when the wind is calm. Nymphing in the afternoons will be the most productive way to put fish in the net.

Fly Patterns

DRIES

griffith gnats , para midge and small purple haze and Adams should do the trick

NYMPHS

zebra midges, pheasant tails, stonefly nymphs like pat's rubber legs, prince nymphs and twenty incher's along with san Juan/ wire worms and egg patterns like the crystal egg are all catching fish right now

STREAMERS

small streamers like sheila's, trevor sculpins and zonkers and large streamers like boogie man and dungeons will likely produce a strike. Dead drifting is working better then stripping right now

More Info

USGS flow information

 

Shuttle Services:

Meadowlark Shuttles

406-682-4188
406-581-4626

Dorothy’s Shuttle Service
406-682-4886
Quake to Ennis Lake

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

0 Comments To "Madison River fishing report 3-22-18"

Write a comment

Your Name:
 
Enter the code in the box below:
 
Your Comment:
Note: HTML is not translated!