12 Apr Madison River Fishing Report 04-12-19
Now that the gorge is melted off the main river channel and the air temperatures have stayed in a much more comfortable fishing range the fish are of course, damn hungry and if you like easy fishing this is the time to get out there! Expect to be nymphing or streamer fishing. There are hatches of midges daily though so don’t discount the dry fly fishing either. Look for deeper holes and buckets where the fast currents slow down along inside edges and where you see green water, but remember, Madison fish aren’t afraid of some fast water so fish the faster current tongues where you’d think it was too fast for spring holding water. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. Get some buddies together and check out our Spring Specials to get in on the action!
PATS RUBBER LEG STONE #8-6 brown, black, latte, or olive
ZIRDLE BUG- #8-4 olive,black, natural/brown, black/brown, natural/latte, natural/olive
SAN JUAN WORM- #10-4 red, pink, wine
CRYSTAL METH- #14-10 pink, orange
GLOBUG- #14-10 pink, orange, Oregon cheese, chartruese,
RED WRAPPED BEADHEAD PRINCE- #16-8
PHSYCHO PRINCE-#16-12 olive, orange, purple
Check out our TOP 12 NYMPHS FOR CATCHING TROUT for a more complete list of flies to bring.
Of course we love fishing streamers when in the spring and right now conditions are perfect! Steve here shows us how his efforts paid off!
WHOOLY BUGGER- #8-4 all dark colors and combinations.
ZONKER- #6-4 natural/pearl, natural/copper, black, olive
MINI-LOOP #4 natural, olive
SEX DUNGEON-mini and full size 3″ to 5″ olive, black, white, gray
BOOGIE MAN-mini to full size 3″ to 5 ” olive, black, white, gray
SPARKLE MINNOW-#8-4 sculpin, copper, black, black/white
Check out our BEST STREAMERS FOR SW MONTANA
Read our WINTER STREAMER TACTICS to up your spring streamer game!
BEST DRY FLIES
GRIFFITH’S GNAT- #22-18
MIDGE CLUSTER- #18-14
For more information on fly fishing in Montana and guided fly fishing trips please visit mtfishtales.com or call 406-451-2074.