Upper Madison

March 3, 2018

Fishing Conditions

March 3, 2018

As things warm back up this week the Upper should return to fishing well. Between the lakes and up near three dollar bridge are open and have been fishing well. The fishing has been pretty solid. The stretch up by 3$ bridge has been fishing well with smaller nymphs as well as dry flies in the early afternoon. As you move down stream the risers are more and more sporadic but the nymph bite gets better and better. Standard winter nymphs will get you into fish. Rubber legs, worms, zebra midges, and small hares ears are all good places to start. For the dry fly bite, running a griffiths gnat should get them to eat. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 16-18-20, Matt's Midge: 20-22-24, Micro Midge: 20-22, Z-Lon Midge: 20-22, Biot Midge: 20-22

Nymphs| Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Split Case PMD: 18-20, Green Machine PT: 18-20, King Prince:12-16, Coppertone: 6-8, Pat's Rubberlegs: 6-8-10, Copper John Black and Blue: 16-18-20, Dirty Bird: 12-14-16, Serengold, Olive: 14-16-18, Crawling Caddis: 16-18 Hotwire Caddis:12-16

Streamers| Smoke N Mirrors Cream #4, Sparkle Minnow Smoke #4, Complex Twist Bugger White Size #4, Sex Dungeon Rust, Yellow, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Black: 2 Conehead JJ Special: 2-4 Home Invader Yellow, White: 2 Zonkers White, Olive, Natural/Copper: 4-6, Double Screamer Streamer Olive/Black: 2 Circus Peanut Olive: 2 Sculpzilla Black, Dark Olive: 4-8, 2 Dolly Llama white, 8 Baby Gonga white

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