Lower Madison Fishing Report November 8, 2018

Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/8/2018

Nov, 08 2018

Flows on the lower have been steady at around 1650 cfs. BWO's are nearly done for the season so if you see rising fish they will likely be looking for midges. Light nymph rigs including crawdads, sculpins and baetis nymphs should work fine fished at about 4 to 5 feet from the indicator. Fishing a nymph will be the best bet throughout the winter. 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 and eggs are pretty effective now. Cloudy and cooler forecast for the next few days with high temperatures around 32 degrees and snow with the exception of tomorrow, which will have a high of 40 degrees.


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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