Lower Madison

August 4, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 4, 2017

As of 7-19-17 the entire Lower Madison is on a Hoot Owl closure until further notice due to high water temps. The river will be closed to fishing from 2pm until midnight. The morning temperatures are still too warm to do much fishing. Leave the fish alone in this river for a while. They are stressed enough as it is.

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Biot Midge: 20-22, Challenged BWO: 16-18-20, Extended Body BWO: 16-18-20, Film Critic: 16-18-20, Brook Sprout BWO: 16-18-20-22, : Missing Link Caddis 14-16, HFH Caddis, Olive: 14-16, Snowshoe Caddis: 16-18, Extended Body PMD: 14-18, Hi-Vis Parachute PMD: 16-18, Thorax PMD: 14-18, Parawulf PMD:16-18 Chubby Chernobyl: Gold, Orange: 8-14, Larimers Yellow Sally: 12-16, Never Sink Sally: 14-16, Snowshoe Sally: 14-16, Adams Superfly: 10-12-14, Wulff Irresistible: 12-14, Para Wulff Adams: 12-14

Nymphs| Deaddrift Crayfish: 8 Clousers Crayfish: 8-10 Olive Zurddler: 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 Eggs: 10 IED Worm: 10 Floss Worm: 14 Rubberlegs Coffee, Goldenstone, Black, Turd: 8-10, Little Bit of E: 16-18, Dirty Bird: 10-12-14-16, Crawling Caddis: 16-18, Serengold, Olive: 12-14-16, Iron Sally: 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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