Lower Madison Fishing Report October 15, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/15/2020

Date: 10/15/2020

Current Conditions

The Lower Madison has been fishing very well. The tough part is finding a day that is calm enough to have fun out there. Wind = no bueno. The fish are eating the typical lower Madison menu. Crayfish, worms, scuds/sowbugs, Baetis, and Midges are all catching trout. The river is low and clear so fish the areas where it changes depth. The middle of the river holds a lot of fish this time of year so don't be afraid to move off the banks. A day like today could provide some excellent baetis fishing as long as the W's stay down. Streamer fishing has been decent with JJ Specials, white Zonkers, and a Black Dirty Hippie.

COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 31, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Purchase fishing licenses online at fwp.mt.gov (we are now selling licenses as well, but ask that you try online first)
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

  • Order online and select Pickup at checkout for curbside service
  • Call us at 406-586-2188 to place your order over the phone fro curbside service.
  • Book a time for private shopping.
  • Buy Flies online and save 20% (enter FLIES_20 at checkout in the Discount Code field)

Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies online for both shipping and curbside pickup options. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the lower Madison River before you head out; we'll have them ready for you to pick up!

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Lower Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

Flows

1540 CFS
On 2020-10-15

Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/15/2020 Streamflow

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Lower Madison Overview

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.

Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Lower Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

For Shuttles on the Lower Madison Contact:

Bob's Shuttles: (406) 595-0587
Space Shuttle: (406) 518-1799

Lower Madison Access Map

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