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Madison River Fishing Report for 3/26/2021

Nice weather is on the horizon for the weekend and the fishing is getting better and better.  The Madison River continues to fish well and a little bump in water temps from this weekend will only help.  The water temps are starting the day low in the high 30’s but getting up to above 40.  Once we see morning temps around that 42 mark it will be game on.

 

Folks are getting fish with the standard spring stuff of stone fly nymphs, worms, eggs and shiny and tiny midge and may fly nymphs.  If you find a day with no wind and cloud cover think dries.  Midge hatches in the afternoon on the unicorn days.

 

Lots of elbow room out there right now as not many folks are fishing.   Access closures at Valley Garden and Town will keep impacting spring fishing.   Lets hope the ice melts and Mt FWP gets these open sooner rather than later.  Snow and ice see image at the Lyons Bridge access but putting a boat in is doable.

 

Get out and fish this weekend.

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Dries

Buzz Ball, Para Midge, Griffiths Gnat

Nymphs

Rubber Leg Stone fly nymphs in dark colors. We like size 4&6 this time of year. Pink or Red worms in the larger sizes. Egg patterns like Crystal Meth and Blobs. Midge larva like zebra midges, Rojo Midges and ice cream cones. Lightning bugs and other small bright attractor nymphs.

Streamers

Trevors Sculpin in Olive or Black, Shelia, Sculpin the One, Sparkle Minnow, Black Buggers. Keep your streamers deep and slow this time of year.

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