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 well. If you find yourself out there on the rare calm/overcast day expect to see fish rising to midges. Nymphing has been the most effective with, crayfish imitations, San Juan worms, Zebra Midges in Olive or Red, sowbug/scuds, and Pheasant Tails. Work the slow-moving runs where there is some depth change. The lower Madison is really low and clear right now, so it should be easy to sight the buckets. Work these areas thoroughly, where there is one fish, there is likely more.
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Summertime full day trips on the lower Madison include early start times but still give a typical full day experience. These are great options for people with afternoon or early evening plans.
The lower Madison River is considered to be the Madison River from below Ennis Lake, downstream to the headwaters of the Missouri River. This section of the Madison flows through the Beartrap Wilderness Area in a narrow gorge characterized by some serious whitewater and difficult access. Once the river leaves the Beartrap Canyon, the river dramatically changes character, becoming wider with a seemingly gentle flow all the way to Three Forks, where it joins the Jefferson River and Gallatin River to form the Missouri River.