August 9th – 15th | Madison River Fishing Report

It’s Terrestrial time. Yes, still Terrestrial time. There’s no end in sight. The fish just keep looking up and as long as the sun keeps shining during the day, we don’t expect that to change. August brings some tough days now and then but the Streamer and Nymph bite has been able to save a few of them for us lately so keep that in mind.

The Nymphing is probably best in the morning before things warm up for the Hoppers and Ants. Pat’s Rubberlegs, Delektable Lil’ Spankers, Lightning Bugs, Pheasant Tails, Princes, Delektable Hammerheads and Copper Johns have all been doing the trick weather they’re fished under the Hopper, behind a Streamer or in tandem with another nymph.

Not much has changed in the way of dry flies. Dornan’s Water Walkers, Delektable Secret Stones, Delektable Chubbyness, Yaeger’s 409, Thunder Thighs, Fat Franks, Fat Alberts, More-Or-Less Hoppers and Sheila Hoppers are all catching fish as well as a variety of Beetle and Ant patterns.

Much like the Nymphs, Streamers have been best early while it’s cool out. Zonkers, Delektable Screamers, McCune’s Sculpins, Bond’s Mini Dragons, Trevor’s Sculpins, and Bow River Buggers are all worth tying on if you’re looking for that meat eater out there.


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