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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/1/2021

Date: 03/01/2021

The lower Madison looks like it will be a bit windy this week. Other than that the high temperatures will be pretty pleasant. The best fishing will be below Ennis Dam...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/25/2021

Date: 02/25/2021

The lower Madison is going to be and chilly and windy this week. Watch out for floating ice chunks and careful of ice shelves. If the forecast holds the fishing should be...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/22/2021

Date: 02/22/2021

The lower Madison is going to be windy today but if you can handle the wind fishing should be good. Watch out for floating ice chunks and careful of ice...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/16/2021

Date: 02/16/2021

The lower Madison is pretty iced up and slushy today. Good day to tie flies, watch some fly fishing videos, organize some gear. Temps will warm up toward the end...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/13/2021

Date: 02/13/2021

The lower Madison is pretty iced up and slushy today. Good day to tie flies, watch some fly fishing videos, organize some gear. Temps will warm up toward the end...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/8/2021

Date: 02/08/2021

The lower Madison is fishing well when the wind isn't too bad. The weather will be really cold this week and it will be tough to fish without ice interfering...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/4/2021

Date: 02/04/2021

The lower Madison is fishing well when the wind isn't too bad. The weather will be a bit colder with some snow but this shouldn't affect the fishing in a...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/1/2021

Date: 02/01/2021

The lower Madison will be pretty clear in the afternoons. If the wind isn't too bad the next few days fishing should be pretty enjoyable. Expect colder weather starting on...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/27/2021

Date: 01/27/2021

The lower Madison likely has some ice or slush right now. The next few days, temps will rise again and likely open the water back up. The best place to...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/23/2021

Date: 01/23/2021

The lower Madison likely has some ice or slush moving through the water system right now. This could clear up during the middle of the day into early evening. This...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/20/2021

Date: 01/20/2021

The lower Madison should fish well as long as the W isn't ripping and ice/slush doesn't build up. If there is some stuff moving through the water, it should clear...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/17/2021

Date: 01/17/2021

The lower Madison has the potential to fish well this week if the W's stay down. Warmer temperatures in that direction should make for consistent fly fishing action over the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/14/2021

Date: 01/14/2021

The lower Madison has been tough to fish the last week or so because of the high winds but on the right day, it can fish pretty good in the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/10/2021

Date: 01/10/2021

The lower Madison might be pretty brutal to fish this week. Cold and windy today but when the weather warms up later in the week the wind picks up as...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/5/2021

Date: 01/05/2021

The lower Madison likely has some ice and slush early on but is still fishing well. If you find yourself out there on the rare calm/overcast day expect to see...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/2/2021

Date: 01/02/2021

The lower Madison likely has some ice or slush moving through right now. The next few days should be warmer and provide some better fishing as long as the ice...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/29/2020

Date: 12/29/2020

The lower Madison likely has some ice or slush moving through right now. Last night's temps were cold so the fishing could be tough, at least until it warms up...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/26/2020

Date: 12/26/2020

The lower Madison is going to be tough with this weeks weather conditions. Expect slush and ice.  Nymphing the lower has been the best with Crayfish, San Juan Worms, Zebra...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/23/2020

Date: 12/23/2020

The lower Madison should be clear this afternoon and over the next few days.  Nymphing the lower has been the best with Crayfish, San Juan Worms, Zebra Midges, Sowbugs/scuds, and...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/18/2020

Date: 12/18/2020

The lower Madison should be clear today. The night temps haven't been too cold over the last few days and this can provide open water and decent fishing. Nymphing the...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/15/2020

Date: 12/15/2020

The lower Madison will fish pretty well when it isn't super slushy. Right now I would expect some stuff floating through the system making it more difficult to present your...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/12/2020

Date: 12/12/2020

The lower Madison will fish well when it's clear of ice or slush. Right now I would expect some stuff floating through the system making it more difficult to present...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/9/2020

Date: 12/09/2020

The lower Madison has been clear and fishing well. As long as the wind isn't ripping expect a great day on the river. We finally might see some cooler temps...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/6/2020

Date: 12/06/2020

The lower Madison has been productive when it's not been too icy or windy. If you do find it getting a little chunky I would head up to beartrap below...

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/30/2020

Date: 11/30/2020

The lower Madison has been okay, 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 methods...

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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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