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.
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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.