The weather continues to be blissfully warm and bright almost to the point of worry for snow pack, according to the forecast today is the last of the sun. Is it time for winter fishing, only time will tell. Been in the shop for the last few days but had a few guides out on the water recently and here is what they had to say.
Greg Bricker and Garret Blackburn took a group of guys for a lower madison float yesterday and got into a fair amount of hookups on nymphs. Sex fly, lightning bug, and copper zonker being the hot bugs good for a few tough Madison trout.
Ty Webb had a three person walk wade yesterday on the gallatin and had similar luck. Everybody getting into fish and having a blast, all on nymphs but they sighted a few fish rising. They stuck mostly to those nice deep pools in the canyon and apparently were rewarded graciously. Ty loves red copper johns and bloom's brown soft hackles and so do trout in the Gallatin, about 5.5' from lead fly to indicator with no. 4 split shot.
Have also heard some great reports from the Upper Madison round the three dollar bridge area which would be were I'd be headed this afternoon if daylight savings hadn't robbed me of an hour of evening fishing. Looks like it's a quick walk on the east gallatin for me tonight. I will travel light with only one fly: H's Flesh Eating Sculpin my 2nd favorite streamer!