Lower Madison Fishing Report June 2, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/2/2021

Date: 06/02/2021

Current Conditions

The lower Madison flows have been right around 2,000 cfs for the last few days. So far the water has had good visibility and pretty solid fishing. The water dirtys up a bit below Cherry creek but that hasn't slowed the fishing terribly. I would expect flows to bump again after these next couple days of hot weather but that is up to the folks who control the Dam below Ennis. Nymphing has been good with Lightning Bugs, San Juan worms, crayfish, Woolly Buggers, Perdigons, Yellow Sally nymphs, and sowbugs/scuds. Streamer fishing has been hit or miss with some really solid windows fishing a Bow River Bugger or a Sculpzilla in black/olive. Dry fly fishing hasn't been crazy consistent but if you search with your fly for a little bit these trout will eat a Chubby Chernobyl in Peacock, Gold, and Purple in the smaller sizes. Caddis fishing has been ok but I would expect it to be a little better with these warmer, longer evenings. 

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

2150 CFS
On 2021-6-2

Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/2/2021 Streamflow

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Half-Day Guided Trip

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.

  • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
  • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
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Full-Day Guided Trip

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.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
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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.

For Shuttles on the Lower Madison Contact:

Bob's Shuttles: (406) 595-0587
Space Shuttle: (406) 518-1799

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.

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