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John Way

John Way

Guide, Outfitter and chief bottle washer for the Tackle Shop.  Recently developing his inter web ninja skills. 

Madison River Montana Fly Fishing Report for October 18, 2018

Fishing on the Madison River in Montana continues to impress.  Fall is in full swing, fish are being caught on streamers, nymphs and some dries. The real challenge is timing the water temps. We had a considerable cold snap which has lowered the water temps.  Look for temps in the upper 40's to low 50's.  

Madison River Montana Fishing Report for October 2, 2018

Fall has arrived big time in the Madison River Valley and the fish can not be happier. The fishing has stayed strong with the cooling waters and changing leaves. The lake run fish from Ennis Lake have started to show on the fall migration to spawn in the cold Madison waters.  Lots of streamer activity river wide.  Most of the big game is sub surface with streamers and nymphs.  We like the sculpin stuff on a slow drift.   The pure nymph guys are still getting some fish to eat with the prince stuff and the BWO nymphs.

Fishing Report for the Madison River in Montana 9-7-2018

Indian summer is here.   While it might be september the fish are still in summer mode.   Lots of dry fly action river wide.   Remember that the mornings are still a little chilly and the best fishing has been starting around 10:30 and extending to about 5.  It takes that long for the river to warm up a few degrees and get the fish moving for the day. 

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