Lower Madison Fishing Report July 30, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2020

Date: 07/30/2020

Current Conditions

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.

COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 31, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Purchase fishing licenses online at fwp.mt.gov (we are now selling licenses as well, but ask that you try online first)
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

  • Order online and select Pickup at checkout for curbside service
  • Call us at 406-586-2188 to place your order over the phone fro curbside service.
  • Book a time for private shopping.
  • Buy Flies online and save 20% (enter FLIES_20 at checkout in the Discount Code field)

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!

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

1710 CFS
On 2020-7-30

Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2020 Streamflow

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Lower Madison Overview

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.

Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

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

Lower Madison Access Map