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Madison River Fishing Report June 1 2021

We are in the heart of what we will see for runoff this season on the Madison River.   Mud is coming from many of the tributaries mostly from the West Fork.  The dam is not releasing much water as they are trying to fill the lake. This is the most important thing for cool water all summer.   With these conditions the main river is off colored right now.  Do not be afraid.  The level has not come up much so the fish are in the same spots as normal.


If your fishing now the girdle bug rubber leg stone fly with a worm dropper has been king. The salmon fly nymphs are starting to move around and get ready for the migration so they are in the flow.   Dark bodies stone fly stuff under an indicator has been the ticket.


Good things about to happen on the Madison River so stay tuned.   Salmon flies and all the big hatches of June are close.

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Not much for dry fly fishing right now.


Rubber leg stone fly nymphs are king. Dark bodied with lots of leggs. San juan worms in pink or red.


Sculpin patterns in olive or black. Flashy streamers like krylex and sparkle minnows. Keep them slow

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