If you are in Montana right now there’s probably a good chance you’ve contracted an illness, a fever actually, and it’s called Spring Fever! It’s a serious conditions for everyone involved. People are skiing, mountain biking, hiking and sunbathing. But for us at Trout Stalkers it is all about spring fishing! With temps in the high 60’s and low 70’s this weekend the fever is pretty much an epidemic at this point, and rightfully so.
Skwallas have been sited on the Madison in recent days. Yes, the Madison has skwallas. And we have been able get a few fish to crush the dry fly in the last few days. Give it a try!The Madison River is fishing superbly at the moment.Mostly early in the day. Up until 2 or 3pm. Nymphs, streamers and even dries(I think even the fish have the fever) have been producing fish up and down the river. Drifting the upper river has been a real treat since it’s been closed above McAtee Bridge for the last 21 or so years. The fish are active and fat which when combined with the snow covered peaks and crisp blue skies makes for some great outdoor time.
Fish are moving and chasing for all you streamer junkies and I mean moving! Flashes and eats starting in the mid morning and kinda shutting off around 3:00 pm but man it’s fun to see those big fish movin’ in for the kill.
One of God’s gifts to the Madison River is the stonefly and the nymphing game has been off the charts! Girdle Bugs and TH 20 Inchers have produced really really nice fish along with the silly worm. You better hold on!
Embrace the fever and just get out there and enjoy Montana for what it is, paradise! Swing by the shop for more info and bugs!