Lower Madison Fishing Report May 13, 2018

Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/13/2018

May, 13 2018

Color has started pushing through Ennis Lake and clarity has begun to suffer on the lower Madison. It’s not unfishable, but the fishing has been much tougher due to the plummeting water temps. The water temp shock coupled with the cloudy water means that fish are holding tight to the bottom and need to be hit in the face it order to eat. So, make sure you are working the clam slicks along the bank with multiple casts. Firebeads and worms have been the best bet; however, Bow River Buggers, sculpins and darker crayfish have also been good options (think contrast).

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Lower Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.



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