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Summer has arrived on the Madison River and the living is easy. The river is in great shape for fishing with plenty of water about 1200cfs at varney and it is cold and clear. You can float anywhere, and the wade fisherman have plenty of edge water accessible. This is prime summer fishing. Add to that lots and lots of bugs and you can see why the living is easy.
We have seen summer and winter on the Madison River all in the last two weeks. What is next spring? Lets hope fall in all its glory returns. I think it will. Things are looking good right now for some epic streamer fishing in the short term. Browns are moving up from the lake to spawn and this weather will make them aggressive. Its streamer time so break out your 7 wt and lets get to work.
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.