Lower Madison Fishing Report June 22, 2022 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2022

Date: 06/22/2022

Current Conditions

The Lower flows are dropping. The output from the dam is currently at a smidge over 4,000 cfs and looks to continue to drop throughout the week. They are incrementally stepping down the flows. Look for the fishing to be great when the flows return to a relatively stable state. Drakes are in the very near future. Expect them to start appearing in the next few days as the temps heat up. Check out our extensive selection of Brown Drake patterns.  The PMD's will also be going as well. Nymphing will continue to be effective with crayfish and mayfly nymphs. Throw on the largest pheasant tail you have to imitate those larger drake nymphs. Worms and stonefly nymphs will continue to work as well especially with the higher than average flows. Don't be afraid to throw a dry dropper rig once the water clarity has improved. Fish will start to look up as insect activity and water temps increase. 

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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

4170 CFS
On 2022-6-22

Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2022 Streamflow

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Full-Day Guided Trip

Full day guided fly-fishing float 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 Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • Use of gear, flies, and terminal tackle is included
  • Waders and Boots are provided during inclement weather
  • Deli lunches are included (we recommend bringing your own lunches if you have strict dietary limitations such as gluten-free, vegan, or food allergies)
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Special Rates

We offer a variety of special rates in addition to our standard full and half-day guided fly fishing options in Bozeman, Montana. These special itineraries are designed for anglers with intermediate to advanced fly fishing skills that are looking to focus their vacation on fly fishing the waters of Southwest Montana.

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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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