Upper Madison

September 29, 2022

Fishing Conditions

September 29, 2022

The fishing on the Upper Madison has been in transition from summer fishing to fall fishing. On the colder days, you will find BWO's, midges and caddis are your best options. Big attracter nymphs like Pheasant Tails and Prince Nymphs in sizes 10-14 have been producing large browns while the rainbows seem to prefer size 18-22 mayfly nymphs like RS2's and Split Case BWO's. Nymphing has been best in the morning hours with fish starting to rise in the water collumn as the sun gets higher. Even though Hoppers are basically done, especially with the weather turning this weekend, you will still get an eat or two occainsonally using one as an indicator fly, a chubby also works well for this.  As we transition into full fall fishing, the swing & streamer game will just be getting better each day! A few of our favorite fall streamers on the upper include Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows and Double Screamers! 

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