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MT
United States
45° 53' 36.0744" N, 111° 31' 12.5652" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Henry's Fork Anglers - Henry's Fork Anglers -
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Fishing Report
April 17, 2014
The fishing season on the Madison is a little complex so we highly recommend you check carefully with the Montana fishing regulations for more detailed information. The section from Hebgen Lake Dam to Quake Lake is open year round. The stretch from the Quake Lake Outlet to McAtee Bridge is closed to fishing from March 1 until the third Saturday in May. The Madison is open to fishing year round from McAtee Bridge downstream to the Ennis Bridge. The fishing season is closed to fishing from March 1 until the third Saturday in May from the Ennis Bridge downstream to Ennis Lake. Fishing can be very good in this section between the lakes. We like zebra nymphs, Tungsten Pheasant Tail, Skinny Nelson and a variety of other small bead head nymphs. You can also find success by swinging a stream through the deeper runs. Access can be tough because of snow.
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Fishing Report Provided by Montana Troutfitters - Kris Kumlien
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April 15, 2014
Fishing Conditions Reminder: The Upper Madison from Quake Lake down to McAtee bridge is closed until the third Saturday in May. The same goes for the portion from Ennis Bridge down to the Ennis Dam. The Upper did bump a little bit with the warm weather, but I don't think it's enough to turn fishing off. This has been one of the better rivers to fish over the past week and I'd imagine it keeps on fishing well through the weekend. Tons of midges are out and the occasional Blue Wing have been seen out (not enough to target with dries). The fish are hungry and are really eating nymphs. Stoneflies, caddis, Baetis and Midge emergers can keep you on fish all afternoon. If you're streamer fishing you will need to have patterns in yellow. The fish are chasing olive but are eating yellow. Not much stripping, just big long swings. Whatever your style of fishing, high numbers of fish are in the deep swift water following the riffles. The Town Bridge Access is closed but you can now take out only at Valley Gardens. Just remember there's no fishing below Town Bridge. Fly Pattern Suggestions Dries| Attractor Adult Midge , 16-18 Cluster Midge , 18-20 Never sink Midge, Yeager Bomb Brown: 12-14-16 Hair wing BWO 18 Film Critic BWO 18 Nymphs|14-16 Red Copper John , Garrett's Purple Death: 16-18-20, Little Bit of E: 14-16-18 Purple Lightning Bugs 16; San Juan Worm: 6-8-10 Delektable Purple Hurless: 6-8-10 Mr Rubberlegs Hares Ear: 6-8 Mega Pheasant Tail: 6-8 Turds: 6-8-10 Copper Johnson Red: 16-18-20 Mustang Sally: 16-18 Red Belly Yukbug: 2-4-6, Sillvey's Edible Emerger Olive 12-16, Bead Cased Caddis 12-16, Crawling Caddis Green 12-16. Streamers| Hairy Sculpin Brown & Olive: 2-4 Bow River Bugger Whiteface Blackie: 4-6 Fathead Yellow, White: 2 Sex Dungeon Rust, Yellow, Black: 2 Silvey's Sculpin Black: 2 Conehead JJ Special: 2-4 Home Invader Yellow, White: 2 Zonkers Black, Olive, Natural/Copper: 4-6, Double Screamer Streamer Olive/Black: 2 Circus Peanut Olive: 2 Sculpzilla Black, Dark Olive: 4-8
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