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.
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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!
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.
For Shuttles on the Lower Madison Contact:
Bob's Shuttles: (406) 595-0587
Space Shuttle: (406) 518-1799