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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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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/13/2020

Date: 06/13/2020

Flows have been steady or dropping lately, both of which are very advantages for post runoff dry fly action. There is also currently 4-5 feet of vis. Caddis, yellow sallies and even a few remaining bi...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/12/2020

Date: 06/12/2020

The Lower Madison is coming into shape and fishing quite well. There are PMDs, Yellow Sallies and caddis hatching. While the river has dropped and cleared quite a bit this week, it is still relatively...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/10/2020

Date: 06/10/2020

The Lower Madison has dropped quite a bit the last few days. It is certainly still high but fishing has been surprisingly good. Crayfish patterns, worms, Lightning Bugs and Pheasant Tails have all bee...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/8/2020

Date: 06/08/2020

The Lower Madison is high and off-color but flows have been stable for a bit. Fish will be feeding. It's a matter of figuring out where they are and using enough weight to get your nymphs down to them...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/5/2020

Date: 06/05/2020

The Lower Madison, like most of the streams around here, is high and dirty. It's not complete chocolate milk and some catching can be had. Look for soft water along the banks or behind islands. Nymphi...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/23/2020

Date: 04/23/2020

Effective April 27, our Bozeman Fly Shop will be allowing curbside pickup. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/18/2020

Date: 04/18/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/15/2020

Date: 04/15/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/14/2020

Date: 04/14/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/8/2020

Date: 04/08/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/4/2020

Date: 04/04/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. Get Free Ground Shipping on online or phone orders over $15 Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for phone orders Rental R...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/1/2020

Date: 04/01/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. "Get Free Ground Shipping+" on online or phone orders over $15 Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for phone orders Renta...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/29/2020

Date: 03/29/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. "Get Free Ground Shipping+" on online or phone orders over $15 Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for phone orders Email...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/26/2020

Date: 03/26/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. "Get Free Ground Shipping+" on online or phone orders over $15 Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for phone orders Email...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/24/2020

Date: 03/24/2020

​Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering complimentary curbside delivery, local delivery (Bozeman), and free ground shipping. Order online or over th...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/22/2020

Date: 03/22/2020

​Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offerring complimentary curbside delivery, local delivery (Bozeman), and free ground shipping. Order online or over t...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/20/2020

Date: 03/20/2020

The Lower Madison has been a good option, and the wind forecast isn't looking too bad for the rest of the week. Nymphing has still been the most productive with some midges popping off on the surface....

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/18/2020

Date: 03/18/2020

The Lower Madison has been a good option, and the wind forecast isn't looking too bad for the rest of the week. Midge hatches have been bringing fish to the surface, and its a good idea to have some d...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/13/2020

Date: 03/13/2020

The Lower Madison will slow down significantly with the cold front coming in today. Expect high winds accomanying the cold. This weekend may be better for fly tying than fishing. Crayfish patterns, wo...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/10/2020

Date: 03/10/2020

The Lower Madison has been a great nearby fly fishing option. Weather looks good for the majority of the week but the weekend looks like it will be brutally cold. But most days have been windy, limiti...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/4/2020

Date: 03/04/2020

The Lower Madison has been fishing pretty well as of late. But most days have been windy, limiting the dry fly opportunities. If you want to battle the wind or find a calm day, the nymph fishing can b...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/23/2020

Date: 02/23/2020

The lower Madison has been fishing well this week. Its clear of slush and little ice along the banks. Fishing is best around 10am-4pm during the warmer periods of the day, so no need to rush to the ri...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/17/2020

Date: 02/17/2020

The lower Madison has been pretty slushy and tough to fish. With how cold the nights have been fishing will be pretty slow in the mornings. Expect even more ice and slush this week as low temperatures...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/12/2020

Date: 02/12/2020

The fly fishing on the lower Madison has been quite a bit tougher recently. The cold weather has made slush and anchor ice more abundant. Fishing conditions tend to be better closer to the dam this ti...

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