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Madison River, Montana - Fishing Report -
October 1
8, 2016
The discharges and stream levels are low and wading easy in most all
sections. It is raining as I write this but will be clear for the next week. Brown
trout are in the pre-spawn stage, aggressive and territorial. The Brown Sculpin
streamer is catching a lot of them for our customers.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain today then clear for the next week. Highs will range
46 to 69 degrees and lows from 29 to 36 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 714 cfs
Level: 1.49 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Hebgen
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Green Sedge, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
March browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Yellow Quills, size 14, nymphs, emerging duns, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown sculpin and White Belly sculpin streamers are great flies to use at this time.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Small Western Green drakes, called Flavs, are hatchng.
March Browns are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Green Sedges and Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are starting to hatch in the Ennis
Pale Morning Duns are hatching
Great Gray Spotted Wing sedges are hatching.
Yellow Quills are hatching.
Carpenter ants, beetles and grass hoppers will soon become important.
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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