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April Fishing!

April 8th, 2015

April, one of the best and most consistent fishing months of the year as long as the weather cooperates, but Springtime in Montana always translates to frequent and sometimes nasty weather changes!

Cloudy afternoons and early evening storm front have provided some excellent baetis hatches recently on both the upper and lower Madison. Para and thorax BWOs and etha wing BWO emergers in sizes 18 and 20 have been some of our favorites. If the sun is out, or the fish seem disinterested with the bugs on top, medium size stoneflies like mega princes and brown knotty legs stones size 8 trialed by midge larvae like red dips and ICU midges size 18 or flashy bead heads like Hogan’s wire nest size 16-18 will get you going. San Juan’s in pink, red or burgundy have their moments too. Streamers have been off and on, but there have been some good days if you stay committed. Olive or black heifer groomers, and natural or olive gulpin’ sculpins have been garnering some attention recently.

Hebgen Outflow 672 cfs
Kirby-WestFork Bridge 750 cfs
Beartrap Canyon 1,140 cfs

Stay tuned for continuing River updates!

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