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Latest Fishing Reports: Upper Madison River

Flows are still low on the Upper Madison so walk wading will be the most productive unless you don't mind leaving some paint on the river bottom. Streamer fishing on cloudy days has been productive. Try Dungeons in Olive and Black and something sparkly if the sun is shining, like a Kreelex or Sparkle Minnow. In deeper water throw on a nymph rig with worms, midges, and BWO nymphs. Watch for heads in slower currents...

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Flows are still low on the Upper Madison so walk wading will be the most productive unless you don't mind leaving some paint on the river bottom. Streamer fishing on cloudy days has been productive. Try Dungeons in Olive and Black and something sparkly if the sun is shining, like a Kreelex or Sparkle Minnow. In deeper water throw on a nymph rig with worms, midges, and BWO nymphs. Watch for heads in slower currents...

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The Upper Madison is still pretty low making it a great walk wade option but not the best for floating. Streamer fishing is likely the best option for fishing the shallow water. Sculpin streamers like olive and black dungeons have been working well, but a sparkle minnow is a good plan b. Nymphing will be good in the deeper holes with BWO nymphs, worms, midges, and black and olive perdigons should be productive, but will...

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The upper Madison has been fishing well with smaller flies. The river is low right now so a lot of fish will be holding in the middle of the river or the obvious buckets. Nymphing is the best right now with small jig or tungsten flies. Baetis, Shop Vacs, Black/Olive Perdigons, San Juan worms, and natural (Brown, Black, Coffee) Rubberlegs. We should see some BWO's coming off this week with the weather so keep your...

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The upper Madison has been fishing well with smaller flies. The river is low right now so a lot of fish will be holding in the middle of the river or the obvious buckets. Nymphing is the best right now with small jig or tungsten flies. Baetis, Shop Vacs, Black/Olive Perdigons, San Juan worms, and natural (Brown, Black, Coffee) Rubberlegs. We should see some BWO's coming off this week with the weather so keep your...

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The upper Madison has been fishing well with smaller flies. The river is low right now so a lot of fish will be holding in the middle of the river or the obvious buckets. Nymphing is the best right now with small jig or tungsten flies. Baetis, Shop Vacs, Black/Olive Perdigons, San Juan worms, and natural (Brown, Black, Coffee) Rubberlegs. We should see some BWO's coming off this week with the weather so keep your...

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Flows are at 900 cfs on the upper so be prepared to put some new dings in the boat if you go floating. The BWO's will be out in a matter of days, so stock up on your supply for the season. For now streamer fishing and nymphing is an effective method to get fish in the net. Baetis and stonefly nymphs are working well at the moment. Worms and attractor nymphs have also been...

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Flows are at 900 cfs on the upper so be prepared to put some new dings in the boat if you go floating. The BWO's will be out in a matter of days, so stock up on your supply for the season. For now streamer fishing and nymphing is an effective method to get fish in the net. Baetis and stonefly nymphs are working well at the moment. Worms and attractor nymphs have also been...

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