Been back in Craig, Montana for the past several days. All is well and the fishing is quite good. The Dearborn is pushing in some mud, but there still is good visibility down through the Canyon. Bright sun kinda turned them off late yesterday afternoon around 4 pm, but we still managed a few trout to the net. March Browns are still hatching……trout really didn’t rise much yesterday, but two days ago the dry fly bite was pretty darn good.
From what I hear back home, the Yellowstone is toast and the Madison is hanging in there. In one week, the general season Opener will be here and the Madison from Quake to McAtee will open. Will it stay in shape? Hard to say at this point as I was told that both Cabin and Beaver Creeks are dumping mud. The Opener should still be good as I can remember seasons when the Madison opened that had six inches of visibility and the fishing was kick ass.
Madison River Recreation Management Plan Update
I traveled to Helena on Thursday morning for an FWP Commissioners meeting. The Madison River Recreation CAC presented their suggestions for the MRRM Plan and the commissioners unanimously approved the CAC’s plan. Step one in this process, is over. The next step is to gather more information on where anglers are going and so on. More to come on this topic as it unfolds.