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Fishing Report Upper Madison River 7-29-2015

Fishing Report Upper Madison River 7-29-2015

Fishing Conditions

With the dose of winter like weather we had recently it has sparked new life into the Madison River. The cool weather and significant rain in the valley and fresh snow on the mountains has cooled the water temps considerably and made happy fish. While this might be a short lived event if we get some hot weather this might actually save our river this summer. Reports are happy fish and fisherman river wide. Both the bobber lobbers, streamer junkies, and dry fly guru's are doing well. On the drys the chubby with either a may fly like trailer or a caddis are doing it. On the nymph red is the color of the week and if you put a soft hackle on it all the better. Streamer guys are throwing all sorts of junk and staying bent but most have some form of articulation.

Fly Patterns


Chubby Chernobyl tan 10-14, Chubby Chernobyl Royal 10-14, Chubby Chernobyl Red 10-14, Purple Haze 14-16, Parachute Adams 12-16, elk hair Caddis 14, Furminski Caddis 12, Para humpy red 12-16, Super H&L 12-16, Para Wulff Purple 14,


Pats rubber legg in black, olive, or tan 8-12, Red Copper John 14-16, Red Lightning Bug 14-16, San Juan worm Red 12, Soft Hackle Pt 14, Soft Hackle Prince 14, Soft Hackle Lightning Bug 14-16, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear 14-16, Gabriels Trumpet 12-16, Psyco Prince yellow 12-16,


Shelia, Mini Loop in Olive or natural, Trevors in Olive or Natural, Sparkle Minnow Sculpin, Sparkle Minnow Ghost, Sparkle Minnow Pearl, Trash Can Sculpin, Montana Mouth Wash brown,

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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