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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/29/2022

Date: 06/29/2022

The Lower flows are still dropping. It's now running at 2,600cfs. A few drakes have been spotted here and there but nothing exceptional quite yet. Check out our extensive selection...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/26/2022

Date: 06/26/2022

The Lower flows are still dropping. It's now running at 3,300cfs. Drakes are in the very near future. Expect them to start appearing in the next few days as the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/24/2022

Date: 06/24/2022

The Lower flows are still dropping. It's now running at 3,600cfs. Look for the fishing to be great when the flows return to a relatively stable state. Drakes are in...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2022

Date: 06/22/2022

The Lower flows are dropping. The output from the dam is currently at a smidge over 4,000 cfs and looks to continue to drop throughout the week. They are incrementally...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/20/2022

Date: 06/20/2022

The lower is still flowing at above 6,000 cfs and is pretty dirty. You can still catch fish in these conditions on the lower Madison, but expect your drifts to be...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/14/2022

Date: 06/14/2022

The lower is now flowing at nearly 7,000 cfs which is close to the 2011 flows, our most recent high water year. You can still catch fish in these conditions...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/7/2022

Date: 06/07/2022

The lower Madison has been brought up significantly as of yesterday and dropped a little bit again today. The fishing might be a bit slow due to the changes but overall...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/12/2022

Date: 06/07/2022

Rising flows the last few days has brought some inconsistent fishing conditions, to say the least! There has been a significant increase in flows over the last 24 hours, so...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/2/2022

Date: 06/02/2022

The lower Madison has been fishing decent lately. The folks operating Ennis Dam have been messing with flows a decent bit but this has definitely had the fish moving around...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/31/2022

Date: 05/31/2022

The lower Madison has been decreased quite a bit today. It has fished pretty well with crayfish and worms. Nymphing with sowbugs, scuds, yellow sallies, and pheasant tails will also be...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/29/2022

Date: 05/29/2022

The lower Madison has been raised significantly the last few days. It will still be a better option than our nearby freestones but will probably be tough until flows are...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/26/2022

Date: 05/26/2022

The lower Madison is a good option for the next couple days as the temps rise and bring run off to some of our other waters. Nymphing has been solid...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/22/2022

Date: 05/22/2022

The lower Madison is fishing pretty well once again. There are a few caddis around still and you might be able to get a fish to come up and crush...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/18/2022

Date: 05/18/2022

The lower Madison is fishing decently well. The Caddis hatch is slowing down significantly. There are a few fish eating caddis on the surface but not many. Still seeing a few BWO's...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/16/2022

Date: 05/16/2022

The lower Madison is fishing decent. The mornings have been a little slower and is picking up as it warms up a bit. Caddis are hatching mid day and the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/13/2022

Date: 05/13/2022

The lower Madison has been fishing ok as of late. Caddis hatches have been okay in the evenings but will likely get better when the temperatures come back up next...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/9/2022

Date: 05/09/2022

The lower Madison has been fishing ok as of late. With the temperature swing from the cooler weather, expect mostly nymphing until we see the Grannom Caddis start to hatch...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/6/2022

Date: 05/06/2022

The lower Madison has picked up slightly but still has not fished exceptionally well. Expect some very high winds over the next few days and some cooler weather. There have been...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/4/2022

Date: 05/04/2022

The lower Madison has picked up slightly but still has not fished exceptionally well. There have been a decent number of midges and Baetis hatching but the fish haven't really...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/29/2022

Date: 04/29/2022

The lower Madison has been pretty tough this last week. They have spiked flows out of the dam on Wednesday and Thursday which added some color and made fishing difficult...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/24/2022

Date: 04/24/2022

The lower Madison has been fishing better since the storm has passed. The water is a bit off color but plenty of visibility to fish well. The flows haven't changed...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/17/2022

Date: 04/17/2022

Temps warm back up a bit this week and we should have some decent fishing. The lower has had a little color to it lately which can be solid for...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/11/2022

Date: 04/11/2022

Cold weather is expected this week in SW Montana. The recent storms will result in slower fishing for the next few days. It will pick back up once the weather has...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report4/8/2022

Date: 04/08/2022

Today the weather is beautiful and sunny, but the next week calls for a cold spell in SW Montana. The Lower Madison is fishing well and will probably continue through...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report4/2/2022

Date: 04/02/2022

Blue wings could be out today on the lower if the wind doesn't get too crazy, if not they should be here at some point this week and there should...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/26/2022

Date: 03/26/2022

The lower should be on fire this week with consistent warm temps all week. Nymphing a light bodied crayfish, worms, pink sowbugs/scuds, baetis nymphs, and zebra midges will still be the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/22/2022

Date: 03/22/2022

The lower should be on fire this week with consistent temps above 55 all week. The wind will be a little stronger than it is in town as it usually...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/14/2022

Date: 03/14/2022

This week will be in the mid to high 40's for the most part. Spring is officially here at the end of the week and that means fishing is only...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/1/2022

Date: 03/01/2022

The lower Madison is clear once again but the wind will now be the limiting factor. Expect high winds until the cold returns on Friday. Nymphing with a midge pupa and...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/27/2022

Date: 02/27/2022

The lower Madison has been pretty slushy as of late but with some warmer days in the forecast, expect the fishing to pick back up where it left off. Keep...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/23/2022

Date: 02/23/2022

The lower Madison won't see temperatures above freezing until Saturday. The cold will have produced some nasty anchor ice and ice shelves. When temperatures come back up keep an eye out...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/19/2022

Date: 02/19/2022

Climate Confusion Continues! This weekend should be great one for fishing on the lower. Today (Saturday) will be in the 50s and windy yes thats right the 50s. Sunday will be snowy...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/10/2022

Date: 02/10/2022

The warm weather has the fish pretty active right now. This is a good time to get out and look for some rising fish on the lower. Nymphing has been...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/1/2022

Date: 02/01/2022

The weather this week gets pretty chilly and will warm up towards the end of the week. Fishing has been solid on the lower this last week with some decent...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/28/2022

Date: 01/28/2022

The weather is looking good through this weekend but Tuesday gets cold. Stick to your typical winter bugs, San Juan worms, Zebra Midges, #18 Pheasant Tails/Hares Ears, Caddis Larvae, and sowbugs/scuds...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/26/2022

Date: 01/26/2022

The weather is looking good this week. Pretty mild temps around mid to low 30s. Nymphing will remain the best method to use when you hit the river. Stick to your typical...

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