Here is the first Madison River Fishing Report on the new website! It's been a very busy time here in the shop getting this all set up, editing the catalog for it's upcoming release and an influx of late season guide trips. A good season to say the least!
Flows are around 900 CFS at the moment. Weather is very fall like, with cool temperatures and increasingly strong winds as winter looms on the horizon. Rifle season opens tomorrow and we have the annual Hunter's Feed here in the afternoon. If you haven't participated in this event, you are missing out on some of the best wild game dishes known to mankind. Do yourself a favor and stop by after you fish tomorrow!
Large October caddis are fairly abundant at moment, but we haven't heard too many reports of epic dry fly fishing. I am sure that if you head up river towards $3 that might be a different story with a few BWOs and midges in the mix.
Everybody is throwing the streamer right now it seems. And for good reason! We have been boating some extraordinary brown trout in the recent days using all types of different patterns. This is the best time of the year though to bust out the 7 weight and fish those articulated varieties. The browns are colored up nicely and looking for a big meal as they defend their space. Olive seems to be a hot color, with black or white producing plenty of responses as well. This type of fishing is a blast and we've got all the streamers you could possibly need in stock right now.
Let's face it - nymphing always works on this river, 365 days a year if you have the right bugs and presentation. The girdle bug will produce as your top fly and a vast majority of the standard, tried-and-true bead heads will take fish on the bottom. Try the streamer first though!
We hope to see you this weekend as I know fishing is on your mind. Please stop in to give us a report if you are coming through. Don't forget to get your Sage One at 30% OFF.