Weather, Water Conditions, & Fishing Report
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April 6th, 2017
The Madison below Quake Lake has produced some fine fishing on warm afternoons. Midges will be emerging, and good casts will easily hook enough fish to make for a good day. Skittering Zelon Midges, Zelon Midges and Griffith's Gnats will all be sufficient patterns for imitating the naturals. Land a few beauties, and soak up the aura of early spring.
The Madison in Between the Lakes will be best fished with nymphs. Aaron's Half Pint, Serendipities and other midge imitations will all take fish. Be sure to get your flies down deep and fish them drag free. Loads of rainbows will be on redds in this stretch soon, if you're fishing here, step with caution.
If you're jonesing for some fishing, but can't go too far from Bozeman, check out the Gallatin. A deep-dredged Rubberlegs paired with a pheasant tail should bring you some healthy early season trout. Wade with caution though. The Gallatin be slippery, and that water be cold.
As always in the spring, please remember that rainbows are spawning in all area rivers, so be sure not to bother any actively spawning fish to make certain that our trout populations continue to thrive.