Lower Madison Fishing Report July 21, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/21/2021

Date: 07/21/2021

Current Conditions

The lower is now on a Hoot-Owl restriction until further notice (Closed from 2pm-12am). This likely means that it will be closed for fishing until sometime in August. Water is coming out of the dam at about 7o degrees in the mornings so we highly recommend not fishing this river to reduce additional stress on the fish. Consider fishing a different body of water that has some cooler water to help protect the fish. I would head to other colder streams in the area like the Gallatin in the canyon. Be aware of the water temps and times that surround the closure. Do not overhandle fish and use barbless hooks if you go. 

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

USGS CFS Data is not available for this date.

Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/21/2021 Streamflow

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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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Montana Fly Fishing Packages

Fins & Feathers of Bozeman’s Montana fly fishing packages offer convenience and value by bundling our guided services together with several lodging options in Bozeman. Check out the example pricing based on double occupancy in the rooms and with a guide.Call our Bozeman fly shop at 877-790-5303 or contact us to make a reservation and confirm availability.

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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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