Lower Madison Fishing Report November 16, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/16/2020

Date: 11/16/2020

Current Conditions

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 can be pretty consistent when dead drifting a crayfish with a midge or a sow bug underneath it. If your feeling especially dirty a worm with an egg underneath should also get the job done. Streamer fishing has become very hit or miss also keep an eye out for spawning browns on reds and give those lovebirds some space! Your best bet is to fish the deeper buckets where the non-spawning fish should be stacked up by now.

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COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – Nov. 22, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
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  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.
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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

1570 CFS
On 2020-11-16

Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/16/2020 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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