Lower Madison Fishing Report October 9, 2018

Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/9/2018

Oct, 09 2018

The Lower Madison has been fishing well and the weeds are almost no longer a factor. Flows on the lower have not been adjusted for the last few days and are riding steady at 1500 cfs. Attractor dries will still be important on the warmer days and BWO's should be active daily and fish will be looking for them when it is overcast. If the fish aren't willing to rise, light nymph rigs including crawdads, sculpins and baetis nymphs should work fine fished at about 4 to 5 feet from the indicator. The Zirdle and Dead Drift Craw have been the best crawfish patterns while lightning bugs and pheasant tails have been our best mayfliy nymphs. San Juan worms are becoming more effective especially after rain bouts like today. The next few days should be excellent for streamers and also fishing BWO patterns on top.

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Lower Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.



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