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.