Madison River Fishing Report via MRFC 1.29.18
January 29, 2018
Today is the day. Get out there for some good fishing….
Some slush has been moving through through town making fishing slow at times. If you get it down in the deep buckets you can find some fish stacked up. Worms, girdle bugs, midges, eggs and small buggers are the ticket. Expect some subtle takes as the water is pretty cold.
Up river is best in my opinion. I can guarantee you their heads will be poking up as they eat midges from 10AM-2PM. Fish a midge adult followed closely by an emerger. Before and after the hatch you can stick ’em with egg and midge nymphs below a girdle bug. Find the right bucket and you can get into them pretty good.
Want a big brown trout? Grab the 7 weight sink tip and hammer the banks with some junk. It hasn’t been red hot, but some toads have been moving on occasion.
The weather forecasts are all over the place. We are expecting a cool down, but then it looks like we will warm up back into that 32-40 range. We should see some variable weather after that with a potential ‘atmospheric river’ headed our way. Regardless, if you ski and fish, then you know the routine! Time for ‘the flu’!