Took a break from steelheading and fished the mad on sunday. Water is low and clear, which is normal for this time of year, and temp around 50 degrees during the daytime. There were small hatches throughout the river during the day, and a fair number of small fish rising, although I didn't do any dry fly fishing. The bugs coming off were mostly midges about sz #24, BWO's sz #24, and blue quills of some sort about a size 22. Later in the day there was a small hatch of october caddis sz 12. Anyway, we did well. My biggest was an 18" male, but also got a 17"male and a 15" female, as well as many other smaller fish. I hooked and lost one trout in the 20" range as well as one in the 16" range. One friend landed a 19 incher, and another friend foul hooked an 18" male. The trout are dark and in spawning colors. I fished mostly small (#16-20) nymphs, caddis patterns, and some streamers. Egg patterns did produce a few fish as well. Here are a few pics. The first is the 18" brown I caught, the second is a 19" brown my friend caught.