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Fishing Report for the Madison River in Montana 10-9-2016

Fishing Report for the Madison River in Montana 10-9-2016

Fishing Conditions

Fall fishing on the Madison River is just spectacular right now. I am not sure what is more vibrant the colors of the falling leaves or the brown trout. Each are dressed up for the party. While the Madison River continues to be really low and boney it continues to fish well. The brown trout are aggressive to both streamers, nymphs and egg patterns. If your looking for the fish of the year out of the Madison now is the time to forgo hunting for a day and throw some fur around. Most are throwing streamers and buggers. On cloud covered days the fish chase more. If it is sunny just dead drift with the occasional twitch and you will be hooked up. If you luck out and there is lots of clouds strip that streamer to your hearts content. We have been doing best with black, white, and purple. Lots of fur and marabou has been the ticket. Nymph guys are still keeping the rod bent on the Madison River chasing bobbers. Rubber leg, BWO nymphs as well as october caddis and the standard price nymphs are still producing fish. Try a yellow egg as the whitefish are spawning and this closely resembles their eggs. They are broadcast spawners so there are lots of eggs in the river for hungry fish. Dry guys are still getting some especially on rainy non windy days. Good hatchs of BWO and midges keep some fish looking up. If you find a day where it is rainy overcast and little or no wind get after the dry fly bite. It might be our last of the year. All in all good fishing to be had right now. Stop by the store for the latest report as well as some killer end of season sales.

Fly Patterns


BWO parachute 14-18, BWO cripple 16, Purple haze 14-18, Sparkle Dunn 16,


Yellow Egg 12, San Juan Worm Red 12, Rubber legg olive or black 8-12, Psyco May Olive 16, Micro May 16, FKA prince 14, Soft Hackle Red Butt 12, Lightning Bug 16,


Trash Can Streamer, Shelia 4, Sculpzilla in olive, black or white 4, Sculpin the One black 4, Mini Loop 4, Black Bugger 6, Cone Head Bugger 6, Meat Fly 6, Sparkle Minnow Sculpin 6, Sparkle Minnow White 6

More Info

USGS flow information


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John Way Posted by John Way

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