The last two trips i've had have both been father daughter anglers. The other day i was out with Tim and Ellie who is on her way to becoming an amazing angler. She is 8 years old and we had a blast fishing the lower Madison on Friday. We had clouds and some fish up on BWOs but mostly they were all about the zonker. Ellie got into a few fish and one of them made it to the net and her dad stuck a real nice brown towards the end of the float. Then we ate sushi at the boat ramp and called it a day.
Monday it was Jeff and Olivia, a student at MSU, Father daughter team who also fished the lower with great success. That day we had bright sun and not many dries but still steady action on the streamer. Both Olivia and Jeff got some awesome fish in the beautiful weather and Olivia may have come out ahead numbers wise but Jeff pulled through quality over quanity with a solid angry rainbow mid afternoon on the streamer. Really fun times and we learned a good deal about casting, stack mending, and reading water. It's cool when it all comes together.
Guide buddy Ladd Hogue sent me this photo of angler Tess with a nice brown from the Upper Madison which is fishing pretty awesome as well as the Lower lately.