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 shelves. The best fishing will be below Ennis Dam, Nymphing with small crayfish patterns, San Juan worms, Pheasant Tails, Micro Mays, Sowbugs/scuds, and Zebra midges was good when the weather was slightly warmer. Work the obvious holes where there is some depth change, fish are moved into these areas until Spring.
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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.
Feb. 24 - 2021
Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.
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.