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Madison River Beaverhead River Report Big Hole River Report

Good on Warmer Days!

November 24th, 2014

After the recent cold snap, warmer weather patterns have opened a few spots on the river near Ennis that had begun to accumulate ice. On days above freezing fishing has been fairly consistent with little midge nymphs and medium sized stone fly nymphs being most reliable. Egg patterns can also be very productive, just try not to overly pick on the reds. On that note, there are still some big colorful browns willing to chase down a streamer. A slower retrieve might be a better choice for fishing streamers on cold days. Further up the river in the Madison River wade section, there have been decent midge hatches and some good early winter dry fly fishing on little grizzly midge clusters and Griffith’s gnats.

As we move into Winter look for the fish to group up in the slower deeper holes and more obvious runs. Get out and take advantage of these warmer winter days before its time to hit the fly tying vice!

-November 24, 2014 River Flows-
Hebgen Outflow 822 cfs
Kirby-WestFork Bridge 914 cfs
Beartrap Canyon 1,430 cfs

Stay tuned for continuing River updates!

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