As the tittle of this post would suggest, the Madison has been quite moody as of late. Our famed hatches have started to dissipate and it feels that we are in the transitional stage from bug season to fur and terrestrial season. Our slower fishing has come throughout the mid day stretches with some sporadic to great action in the morning and evening hours. Though this consistency of fishing is normal for this time of year, it seems that after the hustle and bustle of "The 4th" the trout tend to take break from the all of the action. But they will soon be back! The weather conditions have been ideal around the valley to say the least. We have been seeing much cooler temperatures in the day which has been keeping water temperature cool and the trout healthy.
Driftin' & Dreamin' Fly Fishing Blog
Here at Trout Stalkers we are excited to announce that we just received a new 2015 20th Anniversary RO Deville! This Nomad Series Edition Drift Boat comes fully loaded with all the unique bells and whistles that every serious rower will envy.
With the much needed rain that SouthWest Montana has been getting recently, we've seen a signaficant spike in the the Madison River. Flows are near 4,000 cfs at Varney Bridge and are giving the old girl a nice spring flush. Here in Ennis the Madison River is big and brown-brown. That will move those fish to the banks to forage on all the stonefly nymphs in the drift. Fishing these waters at this time of year can be as rewarding as it gets but you have to be willing get down and dirty! 0X tippet and a #4 Turd are the norm. High-stick 'em through the big eddies and bank seams.
I am an April's Fool. I had a friend send this article he found in the Helena Independant Record, written be Rod N. Hook. Not going to lie, it got me. After a numerous email thread we both concluded that this publication played an epic April's Fool move. Sharks.
Montana winters can be tough, no doubt about it. So a trip to warmer latitudes is something many of us look forward to each year. We usually try to plan ours around some kind of flats fishing. Thanks to a great offer and some urging from some close friends, this year we chose to return to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.