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Fishing Report Upper Madison River 6-12-2015

With the dropping and clearing water levels the Madison River is starting to fish really well. We have been having good luck with small flashy streamers like a sparkle minnow followed by a worm. Some really large fish are being caught with this technique. The dry fly fishing has been getting better each and every day. Hatches of caddis both big sedge like and smaller tan as well as golden stones and yellow sallies have the fish looking up especially in the afternoon. Small chubbies followed either with a dropper nymph or caddis have us into fish.

We should see the salmon fly hatch start in the next week to 10 days on the Madison River. Before the hatch the nymphs will migrate to the shore line and will be evident on all the rocks just below the water level. Keep an eye for migrating nymphs as that is a sure indicator the hatch is not far off.

Dries

Chubby Chernobyl Royal 12,14: Chubby Chernobyl Tan 12,14: Furminski Caddis Tan 12,14: Elk Hair Caddis Tan 12,14: Goddard Caddis Tan 12,14: Agees Knobbler Sallie 12,14: Para madam X Royal 12,14:

Nymphs

Pats Rubber Leg Black, Brown, Coffee 4-10: Mega Prince 4-10: Soft hackle CDC Prince 12,14: Lime Juice 12,14: CDC Baby 12,14, Psyco Prince 12,14: Sure Strike yellow 12,14: Sure Strike Peacock 12,14: San Juan Worm Red 8-12: San Juan Worm Purple 8-12:

Streamers

Sparkle Minnow Sculpin 4-8: Sparkle Minnow Brownie 4-8: Trash Can Streamer 6: Sculpzilla Black 4-8: Miller time streamer 6: Sculpin the one 4-8: White Urchin 4: Haymaker Sculpin Olive or Black 6:

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