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Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / South Western Montana (Page 11)

Southwestern Montana 11/11

Check road conditions first. The Madison River between Hebgen and Quake lakes is fishing very well with streamers and large nymphs.  From Raynolds Junction to the West Fork; the same, but add small bead head nymphs, BWO and midge life cycle patterns as effective patterns. Browns and whitefish are running up the South Fork of the Madison River. The whitefish are numerous, big and easy. The browns are big and very wary.

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Southwestern Montana 11/08

The Madison River is offering great streamer and nymph fishing. This is the case whether you try the stretch below highway 191, between Hebgen and Quake lakes or the river below Slide Inn. Watch the weather before you go because roads can be tough.

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South Western Montana 10/30

Streamers and large nymphs are working well on the river between Quake and Hebgen lakes. The same is going on for the river below Slide Inn. Don’t overlook BWO and caddis patterns. Beaverhead browns are moving and taking streamers.

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South Western Montana 10/27

The Madison River is fishing very well throughout. Nymphing is the way to go below Quake Lake, but streamers are working well. Above Quake streamers bring the best action. Migrating browns are providing action on the Beaverhead.

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South Western Montana 10/20

The middle Madison is making up for the high water that resulted from problems at Hebgen Dam. Great responses to streamer patterns, large nymphs, BWO life cycle, and caddis patterns. Hebgen Lake continues to offer good fishing for those presenting streamer patterns in estuaries.

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South Western Montana 10/16

We have some reports of fishing picking up in Clark Canyon Reservoir for those presenting leech patterns near the Red Rock inlet. Flow out of the dam is around 300 cfs, but look for reductions in the near future. The Madison River below Quake Lake is fishing fine, the problem is in the road conditions for getting there.

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South Western Montana 10/3

Walking the shoreline of Hebgen Lake to present streamers is still effective. So is fishing streamers in the river above the reservoir. Fishing on the Madison River below Quake is near where it should be thanks to the fix on Hebgen Dam.

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