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Madison River
Fishing Report

Updated weekly by our team in Ennis.

September 14, 2020

HOPPER FEVER PERSISTS!

Hopper season continues on the Upper and Lower Madison. the warm, sunny dry days have kept the bugs alive and the trout are still taking them. Looks like another week of Hopper weather on deck, so keep throwing them.

Some anglers are doing well with small nymphs and the occasional streamer too as to be expected, but we'll have plenty of time for that later once summer finally gives way to fall...For now, we keep fishing Hoppers! We like tan, pink and yellow..

MVP Patterns:

Thunder Thighs #10-12
White Cloud Hopper
Sweetgrass Hopper
Morrish Hopper
Pink Water Walker 

Good luck, and let us know if we can help you! 800-227-7127  

Keep tabs on the Madison and Ruby River flows with USGS graphs updated daily.

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Spring Fishing

The valley is thawing out and we can feel the lure of sunny spring days around the corner.

Popular Madison River Fly Patterns

DRY FLIES

Purple Haze #12-16
Chubby Chernobyl #6-1
Stimulator #10-16
Royal Trude #12-16
Elk Hair Caddis #12-18
Blue Wing Olive #16-22
Pale Morning Dun #12-16
Griffiths Gnat #18-24
Morrish Hopper #6-12
Turk's Power Ant #12-14

Chubby's #8-12
Yeager's Ant #14-16
Dorman's Water Walker #6-12 
Mini Water Walkers # 14-16 
Chubbyness #14-16 
Hopper Stone #8-10
Henry's Fork Stone #4-10 

NYMPHS

BH Pheasant Tail #12-22
BH Hare's Ear #10-20
BH Prince Nymph #12-16
Pat's Rubber Legs #4-14
Serendipity #12-18
Psycho Prince #10-16
San Juan Worms #6-12

Jig Flash Back Pheasant Tail #12-16
Jig Prince #12-16
3 Dollar Dips #16-18
Deleckta Mega Prince #6-10
Deleckta Lil-Spanker #12-16
CDC Baetis Emerger #16-18

STREAMERS

Wooly Buggers #2-10 black, brown, olive
Zonker #2-6 Natural 
Sculpzilla #4-6
Trevor's Sculpin #4
Double Bunny #2-6

Silver Bullet #6
Sparkle Minnow #6
Barley Legal #6
Mini Loop Sculpin #6