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This last week of sun has taken it's toll on the Madison's feeder creeks. The West Fork is now pumping in more mud by the day and has increased flows significantly with current flows reaching 3,100 CFS. With the flow being higher right now some of the bridges may be harder to navigate under so use extreme caution.Right now is a great time to be fishing big streamers and nymphs tight to the banks. People have picked up a number of fish on natural sculpin patterns and zirdle bugs.
Well spring has finally showed up in the Madison Valley and we could not be happier. Temps are forecast to be in the 70 this weekend.
The weather has finally started to get better. The final grasp of winter has given way to more spring like conditions here in Ennis. The Madison river is still running clear and the fish are getting more active. We are still seeing midges and on cloudy warm days the blue wings have started to fly around. The fish still aren't keying into dries but they should start with this warmer weather.