Fishing has been holding up despite the hot weather of late. The Upper Madison has really turned on the last week as things have settled down after the flow increases. This past week saw me up there 3 times and each day was good with lots of action and lots of hook-ups on nice fish. We didn't land all the big ones, but still managed to squeeze a couple 20-21 inchers out. Nymhphing with a variety of bugs behind a sculping or brown girdle bug has been the best for me. There are caddis, PMD's and Yellow Sallies out, but the dry flies have been getting lots of dinks.tagged rainbow from down low on the Yellowstone
I had a great time with the Snows from Tennessee last week. I really looked forward to seeing them as they're great to fish with and just really enjoy the whole trip...everytime! We fished the lower Yellowstone dwon to twin one day, the Gallatin and the Upper. Fishing was tough, but we still managed to get good numbers and some nice fish everyday.
I just finished with a group from all over for 3 days. They were all good fishermen and even better beer drinkers. We had some really good fishing on the Upper Madison 2 days in a row and a great time to boot!
Things are really happening right now on all the rivers, hopefully the water temps will stay good and we'll have enough water to get us through the season. So far so good!