Lower Madison Fishing Report
This has been a very consistent fishery recently but every now and then it unexpectedly clams up. Nymphing is still the bread and butter rig with streamers producing as well. Try a weightless rig on a longer leader with a crayfish trailed by a baetis nymph over the weedbeds and then go heavy in the deep runs with several split shot.
The Month Ahead:
The Lower fishes well in the early winter. The trout will start moving out of the shallow weedbeds and into the deeper buckets as water temps continue to cool.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
By late November trout will be in their winter time lies which means look for fish in the deeper runs with slow to medium speed currents. The Lower fishes well all winter.