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Fall Has Arrived

September, 9 2014

September offers a variety of fishing on the Madison and a lot of it is weather dependent. It was a great year for water flows and the fishing has held up all season. Fall is a transition time for the Madison, most of the hatches are through until the first true cold fronts arrive, and the terrestrial fishing starts to trail off with the colder night time temperatures. On warmer days there is still some hopper fishing although very spotty, yet the streamer and nymph fishing is holding up right into the late afternoons. The persistent angler can still catch fish on attractor dries and yes, hanging a beadhead sure helps. Also be on the look-out for flying ant hatches!

Keep an eye on the lower Madison in the Beartrap Canyon as the water temps drop, a streamer and a bead can be very effective in those deep green slots. If a cold front arrives blue wing olives are a possibility on overcast days and will provide some late season dry fly fishing. The crowds have thinned out and the river is in great shape!

September 9, 2014 River Flows
1190 cfs @ Kirby
1300 cfs @ Varney Bridge
1420 cfs in the Beartrap Canyon

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