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Madison River Ennis Montana 4-14-2017

Fishing report for the Madison River Ennis Montana April 14th 2017. The river as a whole has been fishing fairly well. It is still mostly a nymphing game with worm and egg patterns still being the most productive. but the water temperatures have started to reach the high 40’s through out the day. With the water temperature rising we are starting to see some bugs in the air. Look for Midges , Skwallas and Blue wings on cloudy days when the wind is low. Fish are still laying in there winter hides concentrate your fishing in the deeper slow water. We are picking up fish on streamers but the fish are still a little sluggish taking the streamer dead drifted more than chasing them. The rainbows have started to spawn and we are see some run up fish out of the lake. Keep on eye out for redds and make sure not to walk on them. Easter weekend is upon us so expect to see more people on the river this weekend. The weather this weekend looks pretty good so get out and enjoy your own easter egg hunt for fish.

Dries

Griffith Gnats 18,20 , Parachute Midge black 18,20, Compara Dun BWO 16-20, BWO Parachute Dry 16-20, Carnage Stone Skwalla10,12

Nymphs

Pats Rubber legs Black/Brown 10,12, Prince nymph 10-14, Zebra Midge Black 16-20, San Jaun Worms Pink/Red 8-12, Dunigans Panty dropper Beatis 16,18 Crystal Meth Pink 10,12

Streamers

Buggers olive/black 8,10, Sculpin Sheila 4-8, sparkle minnow 6-10

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