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Madison River - Lower - December 6th, 2011
- 16 ° F
- Fishing: Good
I spent the beginning of this week in South Western Mt. taking care of some business. I got there Sunday night and it was cold. I was busy all day Monday, and it was cold. Tuesday was my day to fish, so I called up a Ashby B and Tom I, and we got after it around eleven. We pulled up to the Madison, and like we thought it was a combination of slush and anchor ice. We continued our truck ride to the dam. Apparently there was a outfitters meeting in Ennis, so we found a bunch of anglers on this lone section of open river. No big deal, we continued to drive down and found an unoccupied, slow, deep winter trench that we could fish in close proximity to the truck. 3 p.m., first cast, fish on. Falling for the sow bug was a little 16 inch chrome brown. Ashby poked a couple bows, Tom stripped one up. Having the truck/warming shack close was key. After warming up, I tricked one or two bows, rolled a good brown, and we packed it up. All and all it was fun to fish a spot niether of us had in a while. I would consider fishing it all day with studded wading boots. The fish are eatting, and you will be hard pressed to find open water around that part of the state right now. The Mo. is in the full swing of winter fishing. Reports of nice walleyes being caught mixed in with lots of bows. Browns are chrome for the most part now, giving you great head shakes and unmistakable tugs. Don't be lazy when it comes to tailwater fishing this winter, its been worth it.