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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 droppe...

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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 droppe...

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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 bit. It doesn't hurt to get a late start with h...

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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 fish more active and feedi...

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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 in the past few days when the sun is out wit...

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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 in the past few days when the sun is out wit...

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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 of the day rolls around....

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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 of the day rolls around....

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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 best as of late with tan and yellow pattern...

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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 with a beetle or ant behind for best...

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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 in on nymphs early. We have fo...

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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 in the mornings. Fish t...

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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 has been good. Hopper dropper rigs ...

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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 options around the area and let these tro...

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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 break the water temps are as hot ...

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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 Madison right now. The water ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/3/2020

Date: 08/03/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.  Think about fishing somewhere else or getting off the river mega early. The wate...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/1/2020

Date: 08/01/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.  Early morning fishing has been decent with caddis pupa and a lightning bugs subs...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2020

Date: 07/30/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.  Early morning fishing has been decent with caddis pupa and a lightning bugs subs...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/27/2020

Date: 07/27/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.  Early morning fishing has been decent with PMDs and nymphing a caddis pupa and a...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/25/2020

Date: 07/25/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.  Early morning fishing has been decent with PMDs and nymphing a caddis pupa and a...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/22/2020

Date: 07/22/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.  Early morning fishing has been decent with PMDs and nymphing a caddis pupa and a...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/17/2020

Date: 07/17/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. This means that fishing will have to be done in the morning or a hike up Beartrap canyo...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/16/2020

Date: 07/16/2020

The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am. This means that fishing will have to be done in the morning. If you do head out early, ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/13/2020

Date: 07/13/2020

The lower Madison is still fishing well. The best times to fish this river are early in the mornings when the water has cooled or late into the evenings when bugs fall to the surface. This allows...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/10/2020

Date: 07/10/2020

The lower Madison has been fishing well lately.  Early mornings and evenings are the best times to be fishing the lower to avoid the tubers and the warming water temps.  Using light nymph ri...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/9/2020

Date: 07/09/2020

The lower Madison has been fishing well lately.  Early mornings and evenings are the best times to be fishing the lower to avoid the tubers and the warming water temps.  Using light nymph ri...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/5/2020

Date: 07/05/2020

The lower Madison is still fishing well but obstacles are beginning to present themselves. The bikini hatch is in full swing now making it tough for fly fishers to navigate to fishing holes. Weeds are...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/3/2020

Date: 07/03/2020

The lower Madison is fishing well! Nymphing has produced well with crayfish, lightning bugs, PMDs, and Sally imitations. In the evenings, fish are being caught on the surface with PMDs and caddis patt...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/2/2020

Date: 07/02/2020

The lower Madison is fishing well once again. Nymphing has produced well with crayfish, lightning bugs, PMDs, and Sally imitations. In the evenings, fish are being caught on the surface with PMDs and ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/26/2020

Date: 06/26/2020

The lower Madison has still been fishing great. Nymphing remains an excellent option when fish are not rising. It hasn't been too hard to find fish rising to caddis, PMDs or Yellow Sallies. In the ev...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/24/2020

Date: 06/24/2020

The lower Madison has been fishing quite well over the past few days. The nymph game has been particularly strong but dry fly fishing has been improving recently. It hasn't been too hard to find fis...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2020

Date: 06/22/2020

The Lower has been a great fishing option recently even though the flows from the dam have been changing nearly daily. During the day, it's mostly a nymph game; however, you might be able to find some...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/20/2020

Date: 06/20/2020

The Lower Madison is fishing. During the day, it's mostly a nymph game; however, you might be able to find some fish rising to PMDs or Yellow Sallies. A small Chubby Chernobyl might draw a few strikes...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/19/2020

Date: 06/19/2020

The Lower Madison is fishing about as good as anything in the area. The flows are on the drop, and a fair amount of bugs are hatching. Look for PMDs, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. You'll likely find risi...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/17/2020

Date: 06/17/2020

The lower Madison river flows have gone up around 500 CFS today out of Ennis Dam. The water has taken on some color from the rain and water being let out of the dam but is still fishable. Nymphing has...

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