MRO Guide Jake Schilling & Colby Burr & one big Brown Trout
Current shop hours are 7:30am-7:00pm, every day of the week. Don't hesitate to call 406-646-9644 or email trout@madisonriveroutfitters.
Yellowstone National Park closes on November 6th, as will we. There will still be someone around the fly shop getting things ready for winter, so don't hesitate to knock on the door or give us a call if you need some gear. Our On-Line Fly Shop remains open 24/7 throughout the winter.
Upper Madison River - Hebgen Dam to Ennis
Hebgen Dam: 931 cfs
Kirby: 1010 cfs
Streamer fishing has been rewarding this past week on the Upper Madison, providing us some some excitement when we've gotten some cloud coverage. As usual the nymph fishing has also been very strong. Small baetis, midge, and general attractor patterns have been on the menu. The fish have mostly been holding in the deeper, slower runs and slicks until the water warms up in late morning and afternoon. Baetis and midges have been coming off around this time of day and the hatches have been lasting for a few hours, even longer on cloudy, stormy weather days.
Flies: #8 Sili-Legs, #18 Frenchie #18-20 Black Krystal Dip, #18-20 Zebra Midge
Streamers: #6 Sparkle Minnow - Olive, Peacock & Purple/white
Client Steve Staab with a beautiful fall run Brown Trout
This past week we've had some bright sunny/warm days which has slowed down the streamer and soft hackle game. We're suppose to get some cloud coverage and snow beginning this Tuesday night. That should help spice things up. However nymph fishing has been strong using sili-legs and czech nymphs. As always this time of year it's a good idea to move and cover a lot of water and to be courteous to your fellow fisher person.
Flies: #6-10 Partridge and Orange, #6-10 Partridge and Peacock, #6-10 Partridge and PT, #6 Sparkle MInnow, #4 Olive Zonker, #8 Simi-Seal Leech
The Firehole continues to fish strong. We are seeing consistent baetis hatches during the late mornings and afternoons. If you're not seeing any hatches be sure to try and swing some smaller soft hackles. Soft hackles are always a consistent way to catch fish on the Firehole.
Yellowstone National Park closes on November 6th so your last day to fish the park is November the 5th. The park opens to fishing again on Memorial Day weekend 2018.
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