Salmon Fly

Fishing Report for the Madison River 6-19-21

The salmon fly hatch is in full swing and the Madison River is a big party right now.  Like fishing big dries?  Go ahead.  Like little dry flies?  Those are working.  Like streamers?  Chuck and duck my friend.  Like nymphing?  That will catch you a bunch of fish.


The long and short of it is any way you want to fish you can catch fish doing it on the Madison River right now.  As long as the big bugs stick around, caddis hatch, PMD’s hatch and goldens and sallies are abundant it will continue to be good fishing.


Keep in mind it is busy right now.  Lots of people out taking advantage of the good fishing.  We are all wanting a good time and there is no need to crowd anyone.  Lets all be happy and have a good time.  Lots of room for everyone.


The river is low for this time of year.  Barely any water coming out of the dam.  They need to increase flows to keep the river cold as the tribs dry up.   We will see what the powers that be at the dam do but if you know them let them know.  For now enjoy the party.

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Salmon fly , golden, dries in every shape and size. We like the low riders. Caddis are abundant. X-caddis and elk hair should be in your box. PMD's so have plenty of high floating parachutes.


Stone fly nymphs, keep them in the size 10 range and we like the tan and the olive. Prince is king right now. Have them in all shapes and sizes.


Throw meat and they will come.

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