September Brown Trout

Fishing Report for the Madison River 9-20

Fishing is getting better and better by the day on the Madison River.   Fall has arrived and the leaves are starting to turn colors, the water is cooler and the fish have taken notice.   Good fishing can be had river wide


Most guys are doing the sub surface thing right now. Hoppers and ants can still bring up a fish or two in the afternoon but fishing dries all day is gone for the summer.   Most guys are throwing nymphs and streamers.  Some really big fish are being taken on streamers right now and will continue as fall rolls along.   Slinky streamers in the sculpin and zonker variety have been the ticket.    Trail it with your choice of nymphs for double the success.


Blue winged olives are not on the menu yet but they will be shortly.  Keep the shiny and tiny nymphs handy.   Once they start they will have some dry fly fishing to heads especially on dark overcast days.   Right now it is streamer season and the results speak for themselves.  If you have. a box of things that resemble a dead chicken or a road killed rabbit now is the time.

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Throw a few hoppers and ants in the afternoon. Who knows you might get lucky.


Tiny and shiny are the name of the game right now. Baetis nymphs such as psyco may, lightning bug, PT and soft hackle peacock will take fish.


Streamer time on the Madison. Zonkers, sculpins and flashy stuff like sparkle minnows.

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