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Madison river fishing report for 8-26-2017

Madison river fishing report for 8-26-2017

Fishing Conditions

Some big fish are being caught right now on the Madison river. The river temperatures are starting out at about 59 degrees in the morning due to the cooler night time air temperatures and the flows are about average for this time of year. Morning fishing is still your best option but some anglers are seeing success throughout the whole day. There are some trico's in the morning and small caddis in the late evenings but hoppers and ants should be your go to dry patterns think hopper dropper. The streamer bite is starting to pick up with green and white being the best colors. Deep nymph rigs as always will help put fish in the net.

Fly Patterns


Black gnat 18 flying ant 18 brown foam ant elk wing caddis swishers PMX royal 14-18 chubby chernobyl (tan, purple and pink)


psych may PMD 14-16 psycho prince olive 14-18 zebra midge 18 rainbow serendipity 14-18 green mo PT 14-18 debug olive wire worms


sculpin the one grandmaster flash Zonkers pearl/natural sheila sculpin laser legal white 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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