Madison River Outfitters Fishing Report 5.5.24
By angelamontana

Posted: May 6, 2024

Our bugs are stocked and ready for your boxes!

Hebgen: The ice is almost completely off the arms and main lake respectively, with what’s left being centralized around the dam. Fishing should become more consistent as the weather continues to warm. Leeches and nymphs under an indicator will still be the main squeeze on Hebgen for now.

Flies: #8 Black or Olive Simi Seal Leech, #6 Balanced Squirrel Leech Black, #6 Olive or Black Hot Bead Leech, #8 Thin Mint, #18 BBQ Baetis, #14 Olive Nugget, #12 O.S. Buzzer, #18 Two Bit Hooker, #18 Purple JJ Baetis

Upper Madison: *Not much has changed since last week* – The Upper Madison is fishing wonderfully. She’s currently in a chalky green pre-runoff state (the water looks GREAT). Nymphing is, as always the most productive way to fish the Upper. Fish are still rising on midges, and the occasional BWO, although the cooler weather has slowed the surface action some.
Don’t discount streamers either!

Flies: #10 Pat’s Rubberlegs – Black, #16 Olive Hot Spot, #18 Beadhead *OR* Weightless Shop-Vac, #18 BBQ Baetis, #16 Black Krystal Dip, #14 Iron Sally, #18 CDC BWO Comparadun, #20 Low Water Baetis, #18 Purple Parachute, #16 Para Western March Brown, #6 Olive Mini Sex-Dungeon #8 Hot Bead Thin Mint

Inflow to Hebgen Lake: 924.1 cfs
Hebgen Lake Outflow: 924.1 cfs
Kirby Flows: 1010 cfs
Temp @ Kirby: High – 41.2
Low – 37.2

** Flows as of 12pm May 5th, 2024 **


**Yellowstone National Park is closed to fishing until May 27th!!**

Madison near West Yellowstone: –
Yellowstone below Yellowstone Lake : –
Gibbon: –
Gallatin near Big Sky: 509 cfs

Get out there!

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