The lower Madison has been fishing well. Nymphing has been best with crayfish, San Juan worms, sowbugs/scuds, Lightning Bugs, Pheasant Tails, Hare's Ears, Zebra Midges, $3 Dips, Baetis nymphs, and Wooly Buggers. Good streamers have been black, white, and brown. Fish are holding in the deeper runs in the river and this is a good time to fish and learn new spots to target here because the different depths are easily distinguishable. Shouldn't be too long before we start to see some BWO'shatching and after some warm weather and some overcast it should present better dry fly opportunities.
Mar. 29 - 2021
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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.