Madison River Outfitters Fishing Report - 11/27/2017

by John Schilling November 27, 2017

Madison River Fishing Report

Earthquake Lake

Montana Fly Fishing Report

Madison River (Hebgen Dam-Ennis) 

Hebgen Dam Flows: 942 cfs

Madison River Fishing Report

Hebgen Dam Water Temps: 39.5F

Madison River Fishing Report

Kirby: 1040 cfs

Madison River Fishing Report

Kirby Water Temps: 39.5F

Madison River Fishing Report - Kirby Ranch

Well last week I reported that we were back into full winter fly fishing.  That's changed.  Since last mid-week through Thanksgiving weekend we've had unseasonable warm temps with highs up to 50F and rain.  The snow is pretty much gone here in West Yellowstone.  It's been raining hard here since 4am but now seems to be turning to a rain/sleet mixture. Quake and Hebgen Lake are both accessible and I've been getting a few on Size 6 Simi-Seal Leaches.  Between the lakes is very accessible with your best bet being nymphs and streamers. You'll still see some lake run browns there.  The Upper Madison has also been fishing well with nymphs and streams.  The midge hatches have been few and far in between due to what seems like gail force winds down there.  About the only windless day was the day after Thanksgiving. Not much has changed in regards to fly selection from last week.

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

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

Steamers: #6 Olive Sparkle Minnows, #6 Rust & Olive Simi-Seal Leeches, #2 Black/Purple Slap-N-Tickles, #6 Squirrel Leach 

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.

Madison River Guided Fishing Trips

Yellowstone National Park 

Closed for the season.


Product of the week: Fly Box Starter Kit - Makes a great gift.

Fly Box Starter Kit - Madison River




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