Time for an updated Madison River fishing report!
Cooler but not COLD weather is expect for the next while which is a great thing for fishing! Hunting season is in full swing and boat traffic on the river is minimal throughout. Looking outside, it is overcast and quite pleasant out. The Madison River flows are still flat lining around 900 CFS.
The fishing is excellent during certain times of the day. Mornings are slow, but not a lot of people are fishing early so who knows if that is actually true. The bite seems to pick up late morning with steady action using #8-10 black girdle bugs followed with something silver. I’d try the Zebra Midge or Crystal Dip as well. Also working are the medium sized streamers. Try black, olive or tan colors with a little flash. Definitely give the micro egg patterns a shot as fish seem to be keying in them with the whitefish spawning during the night. Many anglers have noticed the bite abruptly shutting down as the sun begins to dip around 5 pm. You can expect some good fishing leading up to that.
Anyways, feel free to call the shop if you need a report or information on flies. Stop in to check out our end of the season clothing sale, and our heavily discounted rental waders and boots that are still 60-70% off!