Lower Madison

October 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2019

 The river has been holding steady for a few days with a flow of 1640 cfs and water temps have risen slightly to around 40 degrees. Watch out for the wind out here, it's a little tough to cast if it begins to gust. If this is the case, try using a water loaded cast. Most of the floating moss has cleared up with the colder weather, however you will still encounter moss on the river bottom. Cloudy days have baetis hatching and the fish looking up. Nymphing has been good with crayfish, caddis pupas, mayfly imitations and worms. Streamer fishing has been picking up nicely, olive has been the hot color as of late. Try a slower retrieve with the occasional jig or twitch. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Purple Haze: 14-18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Ex. Body PMD: 14-18, Elk Hair Caddis: 12-18, X Caddis: 16-18, Chubby's: 8-12, (Gold) (Orange), Film Critic BWO: 16-18, Challenged BWO: 16-18-20, Pull Over Baetis: 16-18

Nymphs| Deaddrift Crayfish: 8 Clousers Crayfish: 8-10 Olive Zirddle: 6-8 Copper John Black or Blue: 16-18, BHFB Hares Ear: 16-18, Killer Mayfly Nymph Olive & Black: 18, San Juan Worms Pink, Orange, Brown, Tan, Red:10 IED Worm: 10 Floss Worm: 14 Little Bit of E: 16-18, Dirty Bird: 10-12-14-16, Crawling Caddis: 16-18, Serengold, Olive: 12-14-16, Tung. Terminator Golden: 6-8,

Streamers| Baby Gonga: 8, Haymaker Sculpin Black or Olive: 4, Triple B Olive/White 4, McCunes Sculpin: Tan 4-6, Bugger Brown: 6 Zonkers Tan/Copper, Olive/Pearl: 4-6-8 Sex Dungeon Yellow, Orange, Black: 2 Fatheads Yellow, Black: 2 Flash Fry Yellow/Brown: 2 Home Invader Yellow, Black: 2 Gold Bead Rubber Leg Krystal Bugger Black & Olive: 4-6 JJ Special: 2-4-6 Bling Minnow Gold: 6 McCune's Sculpin Olive/Tan: 4-6

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