Lower Madison Fishing Report August 7, 2017

Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/7/2017


Aug, 07 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The river is being pulsed out of Ennis Dam to keep water temps down. Temperatures are still reaching the mid 70's during the afternoon which can be fatal to the fish. Tubers and weeds also make for unnecessary challenges. If you must go, head up into the Beartrap Canyon early morning and fish faster, more oxygenated water early in the morning. The usual crayfish and beadhead combo will be best.

Fins & Feathers is a full service fly-shop and fly-fishing guide service located in Bozeman, Montana. We offer many different guided fly fishing trip options throughout Southwest Montana, including the Lower Madison.


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