May 22-June 2nd, 2024 | Upper Madison River Fishing Report

Besides Memorial Day Weekend, the past two weeks it have been quiet here in the lovely Madison Valley. The river has not really let loose a full runoff, but rather the water has been green and just the best flows for catching lots of spring trout!

Streamflows started the week at 1,380cfs @ Kirby and 1,840cfs @ Cameron climbing to 1,530cfs @ Kirby and 2,310cfs @ Cameron mid-week and dropping to 1,410cfs @ Kirby and 2,210cfs @ Cameron. With the warmer weather and rain predicted this next week we may see some dirtier runoff water. However, it still has been an unpredictable Spring here and if you’re thinking of heading up here to catch some Spring joy give us a call as conditions could be changing daily!

Fishing this week has primarily been most productive with Streamers, Stoneflies and other Nymphs. With the water levels elevated green, buggier and bigger bugs have been the ticket. Some Caddis and BWOs have been spotted throughout the River this week, the Trout have preferred the Nymph to the dry from Lyons Bridge to Ennis. However, the wade section has produced some fish for those willing to work for it.

We are excited to start the Summer, it feels so close you could almost taste it! Our shop is fully stocked for the Season, and we can’t wait to see all the happy faces of our fishing family returning to the waters of the Madison. We are open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm, the coffee is still free and fishing tales are still bigger than life!

Nymphs: Delektable FB Sparkle Kaboom Stone #6-#8; Delektable Sparkle Kaboom Stone #6-#8; Fly Formerly Known as Prince #14-#16; Jig Duracell Original/Red Bead #16; Delektable Lil’ Spanker PT, Silver or Purple #14-#16; Delektable Prince Brandon #12-#16; Psycho Prince Caddis Green or Purple #12-#14; Delektable TGBH Sure Strike Yellow/Peacock or Black/Purple #12-#14; Delektable Mr. Rubberlegs Goldenstone #8-#10; Delektable Mega Prince STD Flashback #6-#8; Wire Worm Pink, Red/Wine or Orange/Red #4-#8; Lightning Bug Gold #14-#16; Delektable Hammerhead GTBH JH Hare’s Ear, Olive or Prince #14-#16.

Streamers: Zonker Dark Olive or Natural #6; Shiela Sculpin #4; Sculpzilla Olive/White #8; Jr’s Conehead Streamer Olive #6; McCune’s Sculpin Olive #8; Mini-Loop Sculpin Olive #6; Fish Whacker Mini Olive #6; Delektable Screamer Single Olive/White or Black/Olive Gold #6; Coffey’s CH Sparkle Minnow Sculpin or Smoke #6; Galloup’s Silky Kitty Tan #6; Galloup’s Sex Dungeon Mini or Regular Olive/Black #6-#8.

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