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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/28/2020

Date: 11/28/2020

The lower Madison has been fishing well, especially when it warms up around noon. If it isn't too cold or windy, you should expect to have good luck with sub-surface...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/24/2020

Date: 11/24/2020

The lower Madison is fishing just fine especially in the afternoons. But if you find a day that isn't too cold(or too windy) the nymphing can be pretty consistent when...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/16/2020

Date: 11/16/2020

The lower Madison is fishing just fine that is when it's not full of ice chunks. But if you find a day that isn't too cold(or too windy) the nymphing...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/9/2020

Date: 11/09/2020

The lower Madison is a good option. Nymphing crayfish, worms, scuds/sowbugs, midges, and Baetis have been the best. Streamer fishing has been ok but this should slow the next couple...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/6/2020

Date: 11/06/2020

The lower Madison has been one of the better options in the area. Nymphing with crayfish, worms, scuds, and Baetis nymphs have been the best. Midges have also been working...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/4/2020

Date: 11/04/2020

Fly fishing the lower Madison remains one of the best fly fishing options in the Bozeman area. Worms, scuds and sowbugs have certainly been the best working flies. Baetis nymphs...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/2/2020

Date: 11/02/2020

This last week has provided some great fishing on the lower Madison. Worms, scuds and sowbugs have certainly the best working flies. Baetis nymphs and midges will also be on...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/28/2020

Date: 10/28/2020

Bozeman area weather has improved significantly, meaning fly fishing will be fun once again! High temperatures in the 40's will make the lower Madison will be one of the better fly...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/26/2020

Date: 10/26/2020

The Lower Madison will be one of the better fly fishing options in the area. It will pick up once water temperatures stabilize a bit this week. Fish will be...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/23/2020

Date: 10/23/2020

The Lower Madison will slow a bit with the cold temps but will remain a bit more consistent than freestone rivers in the Bozeman area. Fish will be relatively willing...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/21/2020

Date: 10/21/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing very well. Fish are still crushing crayfish, worms, scuds/sowbugs. Baetis nymphs and midges have also been picking off fish here and there. Worms though....

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/15/2020

Date: 10/15/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing very well. The tough part is finding a day that is calm enough to have fun out there. Wind = no bueno. The fish...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/12/2020

Date: 10/12/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing very well. The fish are eating the typical lower Madison menu. Crayfish, worms, scuds/sowbugs, Baetis, and Midges are all catching trout. The river is...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/9/2020

Date: 10/09/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing very well. The fish are eating the typical lower Madison menu. Crayfish, worms, scuds/sowbugs, Baetis, and Midges are all taking fish. The river is...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/7/2020

Date: 10/07/2020

The Lower Madison has been the most consistent and best fishing around Bozeman the last few days. Crayfish, scuds/sowbugs, worms, Baetis, and midges are the most productive subsurface flies. The...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/5/2020

Date: 10/05/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing well. Fish are starting to key in on crayfish, scuds/sowbugs, worms, Baetis, and midges. Most of the productive fishing is coming subsurface with flies...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/1/2020

Date: 10/01/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing well. Fish are starting to key in on crayfish, scuds/sowbugs, worms, Baetis, and midges. Most of the productive fishing is coming subsurface with flies...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/29/2020

Date: 09/29/2020

The Lower Madison has been a great option recently.  Most of the action has come on subsurface setups but fishing BWOs on the surface can yield some fish as well. ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/27/2020

Date: 09/27/2020

The Lower Madison has been a great option recently.  Most of the action has come on subsurface setups but fishing BWOs on the surface can yield some fish as well. ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/20/2020

Date: 09/20/2020

The Lower Madison is a good option right now. The water is cold and the fish are moving up the river. Nymphing with a crayfish and worm has been effective...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/18/2020

Date: 09/18/2020

The lower has picked up once again. Nymphing has been hot. Crayfish, baetis nymphs, and scuds have been fishing well. Hopper fishing has been surprisingly good the last couple days. Hopper...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/14/2020

Date: 09/14/2020

The lower has picked up once again. Nymphing has been hot. Crayfish, baetis nymphs, and scuds have been fishing well. Hopper fishing has been surprisingly good the last couple days. Hopper...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/10/2020

Date: 09/10/2020

The lower fished really well two days ago but was rather slow yesterday. Fish have been getting more active as the day goes on and water temps come up a...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/7/2020

Date: 09/07/2020

The Lower Madison fished well this last week but with the colder weather today and tomorrow some things will change. The water temps will get cooler, which should make these...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/4/2020

Date: 09/04/2020

The Lower Madison is heating up! The water temps have dropped below 65 making it safe for the fish to be caught all day long. Hopper fishing has been great...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/4/2020

Date: 09/04/2020

The Lower Madison is heating up! The water temps have dropped below 65 making it safe for the fish to be caught all day long. Hopper fishing has been great...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/30/2020

Date: 08/30/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing well in the mornings and through Beartrap Canyon. There is no Hoot-Owl restriction but these water temps are still fairly warm once the peak...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/28/2020

Date: 08/28/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing well in the mornings and through Beartrap Canyon. There is no Hoot-Owl restriction but these water temps are still fairly warm once the peak...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/24/2020

Date: 08/24/2020

Water temps are back up and making fishing this stretch not the best idea. If you do go, go early in the mornings. Fishing hopper dropper rigs have been the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/21/2020

Date: 08/21/2020

Water temps are increasing again with the recent hot weather. If you go fish the lower, get out early and off the water early. Fish tan or yellow hopper imitations...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/19/2020

Date: 08/19/2020

The cooler night temps has provided some decent fishing early in the mornings. Fish tan or yellow hopper imitations with a beetle or ant behind. The fish have been keyed...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/17/2020

Date: 08/17/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. The cooler night temps has provided some decent fishing early...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/15/2020

Date: 08/15/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. The water is down a bit and the morning fishing...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/12/2020

Date: 08/12/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. The water is warm here, I would look at other...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/8/2020

Date: 08/08/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. Not the best of fishing options. Give the trout a...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/6/2020

Date: 08/06/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. There are better options around SW Montana than the lower...

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