406-646-7801

$3 and the Valley

by | Feb 3, 2010 | 0 comments

  3-bridge.JPG

$3 Bridge

The Madison Valley continues to fish this winter, maybe one of the better angling winters in recent years. With only 25 more days of fishing above McAtee Bridge, you better get down there.  I arrived to the river around 12:30 yesterday afternoon and strolled on down to $3. I counted 8 anglers at Reynold’s Pass……doesn’t anyone have to work these days????  A #8 Rubber-leg, #16 $3 Dip, Shop Vac and various midge patterns worked just fine to fool several nice trout.

Our snowpack is weak this winter, making it easy to navigate the river bottom.  I would rather have it the other way around, but there is still time to recieve more snow……..we won’t talk rain just yet.

huck-rainbow.JPG

Fetch it up!

_20-lw-midge.JPG

Loop-Wing Midge….eaten-up, but still fishy.

Categories

Archives

  • by bigskyanglers 2 hours ago
    If you show up at the shore of a lake to fish and this is going on, you had better
  • by bigskyanglers 1 week ago
    Ron and Bruce from Massachusetts proved they can switch fishing gears without a problem. They got back from our recent
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    Our recent hosted trip to Cuba aboard the JA III is still fresh in our memory bank. We are heading
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    First time fly anglers Nicole and Brian learned a ton, made some memories, and got hooked on a recent guided
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    Kyle from SC with a dandy while fishing with BSA guide Chris Daniel  @mt406shooter  ... The weather has been absolutely
  • by bigskyanglers 4 days ago
    New Fishing Report It's feeling more like July than June at the moment and runoff seems to have peaked. The
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    A few of the guides got together last night and practiced their asado skills in the name of good times.
  • by bigskyanglers 5 days ago
     @jonheames  with a solid bend in his fly rod. Most anglers would be surprised at how guides fight a fish
  • by bigskyanglers 1 week ago
    It's always fun and rewarding to show a young person a fun day on the water.  #bigskyanglers   #takeakidfishing   #guidedfishing   #teach 
  • by bigskyanglers 1 week ago
    Magic moments.  #dryfly   @bigskyanglers   #bigskyanglers  :  @jonheames  trout ninja:  @m .jonesflyfishing
  • by bigskyanglers 24 hours ago
    It takes a special type of person to get fired up about a critter like this. Do you know this
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    Sawyer and his new Shorthair pup stoped by for a visit a few days ago. Does it get any better
  • by bigskyanglers 3 weeks ago
    ⚡ Fishing Report ⚡ Just in time for the YNP and Henry's Lake openers, and the appearance of the major
  • by bigskyanglers 3 days ago
    Picture perfect. Enjoy the weekend, everyone.  #bigskyanglers   #tgif   #getoutside   #flyfishing   #thetotalexperience 
  • by bigskyanglers 3 weeks ago
    Adding custom engraving to a reel like the Tibor Riptide that will last a fishing lifetime (or 2, or 3)
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    Opening day in the Park was a mix of flawless sunshine, sparse PMDs, friendly people, and some willing trout. Summer
  • by bigskyanglers 2 days ago
    Long time customer and good friend Luca  @luca .cousins2 with a beauty brown on the dry while fishing with BSA guide
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    New Fishing Report Our weekly report is now live on the Blog. Link in Bio. If you'd like the report
  • by bigskyanglers 6 days ago
    For 2021 we up the fly game here at BSA. We’ve brought in new jigs, streamers and our favorites -
  • by bigskyanglers 2 weeks ago
    Mandatory Sphinx Mountain photo headed up the Madison Valley today. Things are greening up.  #bigskyanglers   #montanaflyfishing   #sphinxmountain   #getoutside