Thaw Out Fishing
During winter fishing can be very good when the slush clears and water temps rise a few degrees. Just last week fishing was nearly impossible with large chunks of ice and slush floating down the river. After a few days over 40 the water has warmed and the slush is gone from the Madison. Fish are normally hungry during these times and will eat well. Sunday was no exception with a few good hours of fishing during the afternoon. Fish weren’t too picky over what they would eat, but a good dead-drift was important to keep the flies rolling along the bottom. Fishing should be good the next couple of days until more cold weather this weekend.
Here is Steven with one of many nice rainbows we pulled out.