Upper Madison

April 9, 2020

Fishing Conditions

April 9, 2020

 The river conditions can't get much better than it has been this past week. The fish are responding accordingly and feeding on a variety of things. You can toss a streamer and start to get into some fish. More are on a mixed nymph feed eating stones, midges and they are now starting to look at big mayflies. If it stays calm out while you are on the river you might get some fish in soft pockets eating dry midges. To get into this it is better to head higher. This is going to be the place to be for a few weeks. It is hard to beat the upper madison during the pre-runnoff phase. Don't tread on redds!!!  ** Varney Bridge is open to traffic**

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Z-Lon Midge: 18-20, Miricle Midge: 18-20, Quigleys Cluster: 16-18-24, Griffith’s Gnat: 16-20-24,Purple Haze: 12-18, Parawulff Adams: 16-18 Renegades: 14-18, Purple Para Wulff: 16-18-20, Ex. body BWO: 14-18, CDC Emerger Pink: 16-18, Brooks Sprout BWO: 18-20-22

Nymphs| Mega prince: 8-12, Delektable Hurless: 6-10, Lil' Spanker Gold Purple or Red: 16-18, Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Nymphicator: 16-18, 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, Green Machine: 16-18-20, Crystal dip: 16-18 Three Dollar Dip:16, Worms: 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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