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Fishing Report Upper Madison River 6-18-2015

The salmon fly’s are out in force and now is the time to fish the Madison River.

The River has dropped considerably and now it is getting to look a lot like mid summer levels. It is getting boney and the fish have moved off the banks and are concentrated in their summer spots. Deep green water with some chop is money. The salmon fly’s are out and about on the river and good hatches are reported as far upstream as Storey Ditch. The fish are looking at them in a big way. Our best dry fly’s have been low riders that sit in the film. We have also been having luck with PMD and caddis trailers. Now is the time to fish the Madison River as the big bugs are out and the fishing is good.


Chubby Orange 4-12: Chubby Tan 4-12: Chubby Purple 4-12: Thing from Uranus 4-12: Cat Puke 4-12: Dog Vomit 4-12: Purple Peanut 6-12: Fat Frank 6-12: Teranasty 8: Bank Robber 4-12: Half Down 4-12: Furminski Caddis 12-14: Elk Hair Caddis 12-16: Purple Haze 12-14:


Pats Rubber leg Brown, black, Olive 4-8: Damiens 666 4-12: CDC Prince 12-16: CDC Baby 12-16: Juans I Stone 4-12: Mega Prince 4-12: CDC P tail 12-16


Trevors Sculpin Olive: Mini Loop Olive: Sparkle Minnow Sculpin: Trash Can Sculpin :

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