Madison River Outfitters Fishing Report 5.26.24
By angelamontana

Posted: May 29, 2024

Hebgen: The lake should begin to start fishing better every day as the warmer weather starts to creep into the basin. Our famous large midges have been reliably hatching most calm days, with the occasional gulper taking advantage of that. Otherwise, its a subsurface game for now – leeches, streamers, and nymphs!

Flies: #8 Black or Olive Simi Seal Leech, #6 Balanced Squirrel Leech Black, #6 Olive or Black Hot Bead Leech, #8 Booby Leach, #8 Thin Mint, #18 BBQ Baetis, #14 Olive Nugget, #12 O.S. Buzzer, #18 Two Bit Hooker, #18 Purple JJ Baetis,
#16 Purple Missing Link, #20 Low Water Baetis
Inflow to Hebgen Lake: 1457.8 cfs
Hebgen Lake Outflow: 1270.1 cfs
Kirby Flows: 1420 cfs
Temp @ Kirby: High – 50.7 F
Low – 43.2 F

** Flows as of 12pm May 25th, 2024 **

 MRO Guide Tyler Amory (your faithful narrator) with a pretty Madison Brown
Upper Madison:
The Upper has calmed down and cleared up thanks in part to the cold spell we got last week. It’s looking mean and green again! Streamers have been fishing very well in both the wade & float section. Nymphs are as always very productive as well. Not much on top yet!
Flies: #10 Pat’s Rubberlegs – Black, #16 Olive Hot Spot, #18 Beadhead *OR* Weightless Shop-Vac, #18 BBQ Baetis, #12 San Juan Worm, #18 CDC BWO Comparadun, #20 Low Water Baetis, #18 Purple Parachute, #6 Olive Peanut Envy, #6 Olive Mini Sex-Dungeon #8 Hot Bead Thin Mint

The newest member of the MRO Shop Staff, Nate Green – tied up to a “tree pounder” between the lakes!
Happy Opening Weekend!!!
The park is now open to fishing! The Firehole, Gibbon, & Madison are all fishing well with streamers and nymphs, with the possibility of some BWO’s & Small caddis flying about. However, lets call a spade a spade, everyone wants to swing soft hackles! caddis-esque and smaller mayfly reminiscent bugs should work well, but don’t be afraid to throw the bigger Part. & Green or Oranges!
Flies: #16 Olive Hairs Ear, #16 Olive Hot Spot, #14 Czech Frenchie, #14 Diving Caddis – Olive, #16 Partridge & Pheasant Flash Back, #10 Partridge & Green OR Orange, #16 Elk Hair Caddis – Dark Brown OR Olive, #18 Purple Missing Link, #6 CH Sparkle Minnow – Brownie, #6 Peanut Envy – Olive OR Brown

Madison near West Yellowstone: – 600 cfs
Yellowstone below Yellowstone Lake : – 1840 cfs
Gibbon: – 219 cfs
Gallatin near Big Sky: 1020 cfs

Report by Madison River Outfitters
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