Upper Madison Fishing Report for October 9, 2017

Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/09/2017

Oct, 09 2017

The Upper Madison has been fishing great the last week or two. A number of different programs are puting fish in the net. It seems the best way to optimise the day is to Nymph or Streamer fish the morning, switch to Dries when you start seeing some fish rise late morning and then get aggresive with Streamers again in the evening. The best Streamers have been on the smaller side like Sculpzillas, Mini Dungeons or Gander Sculpins. Baetis or "BWO's" have been the primary hatch mid day, although Midges may be available to the Trout as well. Some attractor patterns can work well like a #18 Purple Haze or Parachute Adams. Most of the time they will probably want a more accurate pattern like a Comparadun or CDC Dun. Emergers and Cripples can be super important on a lot of days, as well as Midge Clusters, so be ready for that scenario when it happens. Nymphing has been productive with a plethora of Stonefly Nymphs, San Juan Worms, Baetis Nymphs and Midge Pupas. The crowds are non existent with the exception of maybe Valley Gardens and between Hebgen and Quake Lakes. From most reports everywhere else is pretty lonesome. No need to be out at the crack of dawn so gentlemen's hours can certainly apply.

Fins & Feathers is a full service fly-shop that offers many different guided fishing trip option on many of the local rivers including the Upper Madison.



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