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Madison River: Lyons to Palisades

by | Jun 6, 2005 | 0 comments

I had a float trip today with some great folks from the Mid-West. We have floated the river before, but this was the earliest they have come out to fish and Mother Nature was not kind. The entire night before and most the day it poured down rain. The river jumped from 1400 cfs to 1640 cfs throughout the day and the trout did not respond that well. We pounded the banks with big stone flies and were able to hook several nice fish, but we definitly had to work for them. When the river rises that much over the course of a day the fishing is never that great. The time to catch the Madison is when it has stabilized for a few days or when it is dropping. As I look out the window right now, it is snowing very hard. The mountains need the moisture……it may be June, but Spring is not here yet.

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