The lower Madison is on hoot owl from Warm Springs FAS to the headwaters until August 15th from 2pm - 12am.
Early morning fishing has been decent with caddis pupa and a lightning bugs subsurface. Smaller hoppers are working in Beartrap and down lower. If the water feels too warm, maybe just give these fish a rest. An attractor dry fly such as the purple User Friendly or a Rubberleg Stimmy have been picking up fish on top. The streamer bite has been okay with white and flashy along with olive, more natural streamers. Nymphing with a crawfish or about anything flashy has been solid.
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Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies online for both shipping and curbside pickup options. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the lower Madison River before you head out; we'll have them ready for you to pick up!
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.
For Shuttles on the Lower Madison Contact:
Bob's Shuttles: (406) 595-0587
Space Shuttle: (406) 518-1799