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Madison River Fishing Report 7-6-18

Madison River Fishing Report 7-6-18

Fishing Conditions

The fishing on the upper Madison river around Ennis has been on fire. The salmon fly craze has started to die down with the majority of the hatch being above Lyons bridge. The void left by these big bugs has been replaced by a plethora of other aquatic insects. We are seeing Golden Stones, Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and even some Green Drakes river wide. Fish are definitely look up and this is a great time to run a dry dropper rig or a double dry rig. A Chubby with a Yellow Sally or a Caddis nymph has been a money rig. There has also been a lot of caddis in the evenings for the anglers that want to fish till dark. The water has finally started to get down to a wadeable level and valley garden will be a great place for wade fishing. Just still use cation when crossing channels some might still be deceptively swift and a wading staff might be needed. This is a great weekend to get out and do some fishing.

Fly Patterns


Fat Freddy Golden Stone, Pete’s CDC Stone Golden, Neversink Caddis, X Caddis, Parachute PMD’s, Goldie Hawn, Found Link PMD, Trina’s Yellow Sally


Kyle’s Golden Stone, Speckled Girdle Bug, Psycho May PMD, Sparkle Prince Yellow, CDC Baby, Redemption PMD, Gold Micro Stone, F.K.A. Prince, Hares Ear


Sheila Sculpin, Trevor sculpin, Flash Fry, Laser Legal, Mini 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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