A chill is in the air this morning and temps are dropping fast.  September has found us really busy with guide trips, cutting wood, bird hunting and stalking elk.  Three days ago, we decided to hit up Henry’s Lake with sink tips and black leaches….it was good and worth a trip back once the wind lets down.

Madison River Fishing Report: 09.18.2013

Fishing on the Madison, in Montana, has been quite good the past couple of weeks.  Cloudy days have blessed us and the trout love it.  BWOs and small hoppers have been the ticket, both on top and in the nymph stage for baetis.  The hopper bite will most likely slow down now with the colder weather moving in.  September is a month to be a versatile angler.  Don’t want to nymph?  Don’t want to fish streamers?  Only want to fish the dry fly?  Well folks, if you are a dry fly purist, then you get what you get.  However, if you are willing to go subsurface in September, the Madison will show you some great fishing.

Last week, I had the pleasure of guide Shelley Walchak, the traveling, writing and fly fishing librarian who has been on a year long trek fishing 52 rivers in 52 weeks.   Shelley is writing a book on her travels throughout the West and is compiling a huge amount of experience with the guides she has fished with.  We had a great time and will be fishing once again next week on the Madison River.


My chores for the day are almost finished……….off to fish the Madison in YNP……I love being 10 miles from one of the world’s most prolific fisheries.