Upper Madison Fishing Report 10.2.17
By angelamontana


Here is the Upper Madison fishing report from Montana Troutfitters out of Bozeman as of October 2, 2017:

Blue winged olives are all over, but only a few fish are looking up. Don’t forget the soft hackle and nymph versions of these bugs if those fish arent eating on the surface.  Throughout the day a smaller chubby will pick up some fish with a dropper beneath it. The sculpin bite will be getting better and better with natural colors being more of a standout at the time.Dont ​afraid to huck some larger meat out here right now either. There have been some bigger fish moving for slightly larger patterns such as white sex dungeons and sculpin patterns in natural colors.

FLY PATTERN SUGGESTIONS

Dries| Henry’s Fork Caddis, Black: 16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14, Elk Hair Caddis, Tan: 14-16-18,Tilt wing PMD: 16-18-20, Hi-Vis Parachute PMD: 16-18, C-UM Spinner: 16-18-20, Purple Haze: 12-14-16-18, Para Wulff Adams: HFH Caddis: 14-16, Missing Link Caddis: 14-16, Chubby; Orange, Gold, Olive, Purple: 8-10-12-14, Grumpy Frumpy: 12-16, Hippy Stomper: 12-14-16, Fur Ant: 14-16, Q’s Glitter Ant: 16-18, CFO Ant: 12-14-16, Morrish Hopper: 6-8-10-12-14, Baby Boy Hopper: 12-14-16, Fat Albert: 10-12

Nymphs| Lightning Bug Purple or Silver: 16-18, SH Thorax Bead, Tan: 14-16-18, SH Copper John: 14-16, Split Case PMD: 18-20, Green Machine PT: 18-20, King Prince:12-16, Coppertone: 6-8, Pat’s Rubberlegs: 6-8-10, Copper John Black and Blue: 16-18-20, Dirty Bird: 12-14-16, Serengold, Olive: 14-16-18, Crawling Caddis: 16-18 Hotwire Caddis:12-16

Streamers| Smoke N Mirrors Cream #4, Sparkle Minnow Smoke #4, Complex Twist Bugger White Size #4, Sex Dungeon Rust, Yellow, Black: 2 Silvey’s Sculpin Black: 2 Conehead JJ Special: 2-4 Home Invader Yellow, White: 2 Zonkers White, Olive, Natural/Copper: 4-6, Double Screamer Streamer Olive/Black: 2 Circus Peanut Olive: 2 Sculpzilla Black, Dark Olive: 4-8, 2 Dolly Llama white, 8 Baby Gonga white






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