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Latest Fishing Reports: Lower Madison River

2 With the terrestrial season winding down it is time to look forward to brisk mornings, cold water, and happy fish. The Lower has been a bit slower as of late but fishing can still be good with crawfish, worms, and mayfly nymphs. The usual tailwater suspects will also do the job, like scuds, midges, and sowbugs. Don't be afraid to break out the streamers box in search of predators lurking near the bank. Small to...

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2 The lower Madison has slowed down a little bit over the last week. The next dry fly fishing will come around when the larger Fall BWO's start hatching. As of now the only aquatic insects that have fish moving are the psuedo's. About size #28 if you are into that. Nymphing has certainly been the best method to catch fish. Worms have picked up a good bit and the Perdigons have still been producing. Crawfish...

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4 Our first real taste of fall! The weather change today will also bring changes to the fishing. The cold nights will make quick work of the hoppers, so unfortunately it’s time to put the big foam box away for another year. The fish will be a little disturbed for a day or so. They will be trying to find new holding water and lies that suit them better with the new conditions. This is a...

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3 The lower Madison has still been fishing great. Hoppers have still been picking up fish in the afternoons. Not quite as well as last week but still a ton of fun can be had fishing a dry and a dropper. A pink or flesh hopper in a size 10-12 seems to be what they are looking for. We are expecting the hopper fishing to be pretty much dead after the cool temps tonight and the...

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3 The lower Madison has still been fishing great. Hoppers have still been picking up fish in the afternoons. Not quite as well as last week but still a ton of fun can be had fishing a dry and a dropper. A pink or flesh hopper in a size 10-12 seems to be what they are looking for. Be mindful that the fish have been holding in very different locations depending on the day so don't...

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3 The Lower Madison is no longer on hoot owl restrictions!!! The lower Madison Has been very productive this last week especially in the afternoons with hoppers. A pink or flesh hopper in a size 10-12 seems to be what they are looking for. Be mindful that the fish have been holding in very different locations depending on the day so don't be afraid to cast in the shallow weedy shelves in the middle. If you...

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3 The Lower Madison is no longer on hoot owl restrictions!!! The lower Madison has been fishing well with a dry dropper rig. Chubbies in the morning in Peach and Purple colors have worked well and tan morrish hoppers around noon through evening. Spanish bullets and Frenchies have been great droppers. If you throw a nymph rig, a San Juan worm, Crayfish, Lightning Bug, and Pheasant Tail soft hackles. Streamer fishing has been good with JJ...

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3 The Lower Madison is no longer on hoot owl restrictions!!! The lower Madison has been fishing well with a dry dropper rig. Chubbies in the morning in Peach and Purple colors have worked well and tan morrish hoppers around noon through evening. Spanish bullets and Frenchies have been great droppers. If you throw a nymph rig, a San Juan worm, Crayfish, Lightning Bug, and Pheasant Tail soft hackles. Streamer fishing has been good with JJ...

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