Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 08, 2021 1 min read

1160CFS @ Below Ennis - The Lower Madison River has been pretty good lately but the fish really seem to be podded up in the deeper holes. The river has good clarity and it in great shape for wading or floating. If you head over and float, concentrate on the deeper runs and don't be afraid to stop in the deeper runs where the fishing has been more productive. Dry fly fishing has been tough but we should start to see more baetis with the right weather.

Recommended Flies: 

Hare's Ear BD Stone #10
Egg Pattern #12
Zebra Midge #16
Parachute Adams #16
Crayfish #10

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 06, 2021 1 min read

1190 CFS @ Ennis - Flows on the Lower Madison River have actually dropped over the past few days and the river is in great shape. Caddis are out in big numbers but the best dry fly fishing has certainly been in the evenings. Get out and enjoy it while you can. The cooler weather predicted over the weekend may slow things down. There are also plenty of March Browns.

Recommended Flies:

Parachute Caddis #14
Royal Wulff #10
CDC Caddis Emerger #16
Caddis Pupa #16
SH Hares Ear #16

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 04, 2021 1 min read

1490 CFS @ Ennis - The Lower Madison has Caddis! The last few days of warm afternoon weather have brought on the beginning of the Caddis Hatch on the Lower Madison river. Dry fly fishing has been sporadic but will typically be better in the later afternoons once the bugs return to the water. There are also still plenty of March Browns and a few baetis around. Nymphing has still been good with worm, egg or crayfish patterns trailed with caddis or baetis emergers of some sort. Dry fly fishing should pick up as the weather warms up a bit.

Recommended Flies:

Elk Hair Caddis #14
Parachute Caddis #12
SH Hare's Ear #14
Delekta Worm #12
Sparkle Pupa #16

Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 01, 2021 1 min read

1590 @ Ennis - The Lower Madison is still a great option although the fishing has been a little spotty over the past few days. Wind has been the biggest factor but as that settles down, look for the possibility of Caddis maybe next week. Baetis are still around when the wind dies down. Nymphing has still been the best option and most consistent. Water clarity is good at the moment.

Recommended Flies:

Clouser Cray #8
Rubberlegs #8
Soft Hackle Hare's Ear #14
Egg Pattern #16
Master Baetis #16