August 29th-September 4th 2022 | Upper Madison River Fishing Report

Is it hot or is it not? As we look across the world, heat is ravaging many parts of it in a very challenging way. And yes, we are most certainly feeling it here, but heat can be relative especially while speaking to our wayward travelers visiting our beautiful valley. We are blessed to have a short window of “hot” weather followed by cool evenings and mornings! We are also blessed to have guaranteed river flows and a team of people performing daily monitoring of our river and adjusting flows to help protect our treasured resource! This week and next week we will continue to see temperatures in the high 80’s to low 90’s but this can significantly help with Hopper and Ant fishing during the warmest parts of the day!!

Last week Streamflow’s were 1,070cfs at Kirby and 1,180cfs at Cameron at the beginning of the week, a midweek it was increased to 1,200cfs at Kirby and 1,300cfs at Cameron and then a drop to 1,070cfs at Kirby and 1,210cfs at Cameron by the end of the week. With the up and down changes in flows it can change where fish have been eating, while it is lower you will see more action throughout the river but with a rise you may start to see more action into the banks and in slower water.

This coming week we should see continued Ant and Hopper fishing, September Stone activity (Dry and Subsurface) and Trout are putting on their feedbags for the long winter approaching, so get out there and serve them something tasty!!!

Dries: Bloom’s Stealth Ant Purple #14-#16; Purple Haze Split Wing Parachute #12-#16; Fat Frank Peach, Tan #14; Panty Dropper Hopper Tan, Yellow, Pink #12-#14; Transparent Ant Black/Red #16; Hi-Vis Thunder Thighs Hopper Yellow, Tan, Pink #12-#14; Micro Water Walker Pink #14-#16; Delektable Twisted X Rose/Grey, Tan/Brown, Purple #16-#18; Parachute Adams #10-#12; Dave’s Hopper #14; Delektable Chubbyness Royal, Cinnamon, Rootbeer, and Olive Brown #14-#16; Delektable Lil’ Chubby Royal, Tan, Cinnamon, Rainbow, UV Olive #16-#18; Papa Humpy Royal Red #16; Delektable Sparkle Bug Tan, Olive, Dark Olive, Grey #18.

Nymphs: Delektable Lil’ Spanker Purple, Silver, Gold, Pheasant Tail, Red, Olive Green #14-#20; Geppert’s Crystal Dip Red, Olive, Black #18; Wilcox’s Little Green Machine PT #18; Formerly Known as Prince #14-#18; RS2 Olive #16-#18; BH Rainbow Warrior #16-#18; Wire Worm Red/Orange #8; Pat’s Mr. Rubberleggs Black/Brown, Olive/Brown, Black #10-#12; Delektable TGBH Big Spanker Olive PT, PT, and Warrior #16-#18; BH Lightning Bug Pearl, Gold, Silver #16-#20; Delektable Guide Stone Olive/Brown, Black #8-#10; BH Shop Vac #16-#18; BH Gilled Flashback Pheasant Tail #16; Delektable Prince Brandon #16-#20.

Streamers: Delektable SS/Single/Double Screamer Olive/White, Black/Purple, White, Yellow, Olive #8; Mini Sex Dungeon Black, White, Olive #8; Heavy Metal #6; Bow River Bugger Olive #8; Zonker Olive, Dark Olive, White, Natural/Copper #6-#8; Sculpzilla Olive/White, White #6-#8; Yo’ Dali Llama Olive/White, Natural, Black/Olive #6; Trevor’s Sculpin Olive, Black, Natural #4; Keller’s Nightmare Sculpin Olive #6; Mini Loop Sculpin Olive, Natural #6; Slump Buster Squirrel/Copper, Squirrel/Gold #6; BH Rickard’s Seal Bugger Claret/Black #8-#10.

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