The lower Madison has been fishing well right now. Nymphing has still been the best but the dry fly fishing has been pretty good on the right day. We have seen a few Caddis poppin off and it will only get better with the warmer days and nights. Nymphing a crayfish and a worm has pretty much been a go-to setup right now. If they are refusing those two, try a small Lightning Bug, Pheasant Tail, Caddis Pupas & Larvas, and some Hare's Ears. Streamer fishing seems to have picked up a bit on smaller patterns like a Wooly Bugger or a JJ Special. Tight lines!
Mar. 29 - 2021
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.
Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.
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.