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If you can not catch fish on dry flies in the Madison River right now you are doing something wrong. The dry fly fishing especially in the afternoons has been out of hand. Anything hopper looking has been getting hammered.
Fishing on the Madison River continues to be great. While the big orange bugs have started to fade out the fishing remains fantastic. The big question the past few weeks are the afternoon possum pounders of thunder storms. About 3 pm we have seen some real good ones.
Fishing this time of year on the Madison River is a game of degrees. If the degrees are to low you might as well spend the day cleaning the garage to save time in the spring. The El Nino we have been seeing has produced a winter full of days with degrees above the threshold.