Madison River Outfitters Fishing Report - 02/06/2018

by John Schilling February 06, 2018

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Outfitters

West Yellowstone's Fly Fishing Headqauters

Weather outlook: High today around 30 overcast with 30% chance of snow. Highs in the low 30's the rest of the week with more snow. 



Madison (Hebgen Dam-Ennis) 

Hebgen Dam Flows: 1030 cfs
Hebgen Dam Water Flows

Hebgen Dam Water Temps: 36.5F
Hebgen Dam Water Tempatures

Kirby: 1100 cfs
Kirby Ranch - Madison River- Waterflows

Kirby Water Temps: 38F
Kirby Ranch - Madison River Water Tempatures

We continue to get snow, but the days are getting longer and the water temperature at the Kirby Ranch is getting close to 40 degrees during the height of the day.  That can mean only one thing.  The midge hatches are going off.  This can be some of the funnest dry fly fishing around.  Mind you, it's still cold out there so make sure you have the proper winter gear!

Dry Flies: #18 to #20 Sparkle Duns, Missing Links, Griffiths Knat & Still Born Midges.

Nymphs:  #8 Black Sili Legs, #10 Biot Golden Stones, #18 Lightning Bugs, #18 Green Machines, #18 Black Zebras

Steamers: #6 Olive Sparkle Minnows, #6 Articulated Skully Bugger - Black ,#2 Black/Purple Slap-N-Tickles, #6 Living String Leach - Tan with White Butt, Silver Minnow #1 Bugger w/tungsten cone head

We are already booking Professional Guide Fishing Trips for 2018.  If you're looking to fish with us again next year, now is the time to reserve your favorite guide.

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"Nobody," he said, "has put in a good day's fishing unless he leaves a couple of flies hanging on the bushes.  You can't catch fish if you don't dare go where they are." - Norman Maclean

Yellowstone National Park

Closed for the season for fishing

Product of the week: Simms Rogue Fleece Hoody

Simms Rogue Fleece Hoodie - Product of the week

Your right-hand, with cold-killing power under the hood.

This hoody is a staple with the MRO Team. It comes equipped with weather-shielding attributes to soldier through the day on the Madison River.

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