: Madison River: Upper - The West Fork is flushing a bit of run-off into the mainstem. A number of Brown trout are hanging out in shallow water along the banks. If you don't take your time you will spook a lot of fish. Start working the water right next to the bank and work your way out towards the middle of the river. Some Browns are in spawn and some have finished up but they are all aggressive towards a streamer right now. The favored patterns are still sculpins. The fish have been taking these better than small trout or Whitefish patterns. If you don't want to streamer fish then bust out your nymphs. Definately have a supply of stoneflies. Medium to large sized stones are one of the best lead flies at the moment, with a bead head dropped underneath. Oversized prince nymphs and lightning bugs have been working well. Since it is spawning time, try trailing an egg.