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Fishing Report for the Madison River 8-2-2020

Fishing Report for the Madison River 8-2-2020

Fishing Conditions

August has arrived and the Madison River continue to impress with its consistent fishing. Hoppers, ants and nocturnal stones are river wide and making fish look up during the heat of the day. Mayflies are around and will take fish in the mornings. Caddis in the evenings. All is good here on the Madison. If your thinking about fishing river flows are great about 1400 CFS. A guy can float anywhere and wading options abound. We always considered about 1200-1000 the perfect Madison River flow for fishing and we are slightly above that. River traffic is about half what you would expect Thanks COVID. Lots of good dry fly fishing right now on the Madison River.

Fly Patterns


Chubby in peacock, tan and pink size 12-14, Micro water walkers, Purple Haze, para ant, Ant Acid red, Blooms para ant red, Elk Hair Caddis tan, Panty dropper Hopper, Fat Frank, Shelia Hopper, Chewbacca Hopper


CDC Prince, Lightning Bug, Rubber leg, Copper John, Red headed Stepchild, Psyco Prince, Flash Prince.


Shelia, Sculpzilla, Trevors, Zonker

More Info

USGS flow information


Shuttle Services:

Meadowlark Shuttles


Dorothy’s Shuttle Service
Quake to Ennis Lake

John Way Posted by John Way

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