October 8, 2018

Nothing beats the fall colors in this region of Montana. Absolutely stunning out lately. Sure it's been a little chilly, but that's what GoreTex is for! Streamer bite is really turning on.  

The fish are picky when it comes to presentation right now with the streamer. Some days they are more committed than others. A big downstream mend will get them to follow and a couple quick twitches as it swings make convince them to eat. 3-4" sculpin patterns in black, tan and/or olive are an obvious choice. Plenty of anglers out there using their 7-weights, sink tips and articulated patterns. The key is to cover a lot of water and stay committed. A big brown is bound to eat!

BWOs have been coming off consistently. Haven't seen to many October caddis though.

Nymphing has been steady with prince nymphs and girdle bugs. Eggs are starting to produce. 

As always, we're here to help. Please feel welcome to stop in or give us a call.

-Parker

Upper Madison River Flows near Cameron, MT

 

Upper Madison River Water Temperature near Cameron, MT

Lower Madison River Flows below Ennis Lake Near Mcallister, MT

Water Level Graph for USGS Station 06041000 Source

Lower Madison River Water Temperature below Ennis Lake

Water Level Graph for USGS Station 06041000 Source