Madison River Outfitters Fishing Report 6.3.24
By angelamontana

Posted: June 4, 2024


Hebgen: *Not much has changed on the Lake since last week* – 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: 1516.3 cfs
Hebgen Lake Outflow: 1202.8 cfs
Kirby Flows: 1490 cfs
Temp @ Kirby: High – 49.8 F
Low – 45.8 F

** Flows as of 12pm May 29th, 2024 **

 MRO Guide Tyler Amory’s client Immaculada
with a nice Madison Rainbow

Upper Madison:
The Upper has calmed down and cleared up thanks in part to the recent cold spell. The warmer days will probably keep it considerably colored up this week however. Streamers have been fishing very well in both the wade & float section. Nymphs are as always very productive as well. We’ve seen quite a few Caddis flying around and the anticipation is killing us!

Flies: #10 Pat’s Rubberlegs – Black, #16 Black OR Red Krystal Dip, #16 Olive Hot Spot, #18 Beadhead *OR* Weightless Shop-Vac, #18 BBQ Baetis, #12 San Juan Worm, #18 CDC BWO Comparadun, #14 X-Caddis – Dark Brown, #18 Purple Parachute, #6 Olive Peanut Envy, #6 Olive Mini Sex-Dungeon #8 Hot Bead Thin Mint

MRO Guide Jake Schilling & Client Connor Brooks with a rare treat for us MRO guides – A nice few days on the Missouri.


The Western side of YNP is fishing great!
The Firehole, Gibbon, & Madison are all fishing well despite the slight runoff with streamers and nymphs. There’s also plenty of BWO’s and Caddis on all three rivers, as well as the first signs of salmonflies on the Firehole. 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: – 750 cfs
Yellowstone below Yellowstone Lake: – 2020 cfs
Gibbon: – 201 cfs
Firehole: – 472 cfs & 62.6 Deg. F
Gallatin near Big Sky: 1710 cfs

Get out there!

Photo caption: MRO Guide Tom Forsberg & his client Lauren roped a great Upper Madison brown this week!
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